The binding

The work is bound in red morocco, framed with golden lines. The edges are gilded, which, at the time, was reserved for exclusive bindings. Geometrical figures made with a fillet adorn the internal edges of the cover.
Inside, the first sheets are marbled, an embellishment which appeared in the 17th century in France. Two other endpapers were carefully placed at the beginning and at the end. An attached bookmark of thin green fabric completes the binding.

The leather was brushed, gummed, and repaired during its restoration. The book was also too thick and thus hard to close; therefore, an important task consisted in freeing some space along the spine, by moving thirty pages of foldouts. The restoration was carried out without dismantling the body of the work.