Binding: A western style binding, sewn on double cords with raised endbands, covered with red velvet lined with paper over oak boards, beveled on the inside at the head, fore edge and tail only; spine strip detached at the upper cover and all but a small fragment hold it in place at head. Endsheets wanting; pastedowns of eighteenth-century block-printed paper decorated with patterns of a single apple on a stem, columbines, apple blossoms, small apples and leaves. Endbands worked over a multifilament core with alternating green and yellow silk with a head bead and a bead at the base of the endband, laid down in the boards in a groove in a modified version of the Byzantine style, i.e., the endband does not extend beyond the edge of the boards. No evidence of the volume ever having had clasps. Originally all edges of the textblock were gilt.