The Story of the Parrot & the Merchant
Drawing inspiration from Arabic designs, the front cover build out is composed so it looks like the bird flying away, because that’s all the bird wants to do while it’s caged. The back cover shows a more literal cage motif.
Materials: Full leather binding in brown goat skin with laced on boards and sewn end bands. Tooled with gold foil on front and back cover. Four raised decorative pieces to enclose the wings and tail. Leather hinges with marbled paper paste downs and end sheets.
Dimensions: 9 9/16in x 6 9/16in x 1 1/8in.