Now that the final sanding has been done to the boards and spine of the book I can turn my attention to the leather. The skin was split to 0.6 mm with the turn-ins pared down to 0.4 mm.
The design has been hand dyed with spirit dye applied with a small brush. There is still more to be done but this is the base or foundation design. Being a two volume edition the 2nd volume will be different. So far, so good. I particularly enjoy seeing the brush strokes, the painterly quality lends depth and movement.