Bound in dark brown calf, this binding has been completed in the Aberdeen Square Corner style of binding.
This style is thought to be unique to that area of Scotland. The boards are sculpted to form raised squares at all 4 corners of each board and bevelled edges to the fore-edges and head and tail.
The leather is then decorated with individual hand tools to form a symmetrical pattern. This tooling can be carried out in gold, or in this case in blind.
On this occasion an on-lay of maroon goatskin has been added to the centre of the design on both the front and rear boards.
The spine has raised bands with the title in gold and more blind tooling between the bands.
The text block edges have been gilt and embellished with further blind tooling.
Hand-sewn silk headbands and marbled endpapers complete the design.
The completed binding has been housed in a drop spine box, lined with brown felt.