The outercover is black with gold details and includes 240 pages. The reproduction of an antique French binding is based on a cover designed in 1892. It features many of the hallmarks of fine binding from that era, when book designers looked to their forebears from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. This cover suggests the fine moroccan leather preferred for bindings of the era, as well as the structural sturdiness, careful finishing and ridged spine venerated by discerning bibliophiles. The decorations mirror architectural trends of the time such as rosettes, spirals, and stylised leaves.