Romilly had seen a new type of bookbinding by Charles Gledhill, which resembles a limp vellum binding, but is made from modern materials. For the special edition, he has designed something spare and beautiful. The cover is a sandwich of archival Melinex with Japanese paper applied to each side, resulting in a contemporary vellum-like material, supple and strong. The sections of the book are hand sewn through the cover with an intricate sewing stitch, placed to echo the scheme of the book. The special copies were bound by Book Works. Rob Hadrill, a founding member of Book Works, was tremendously helpful during the binding processes for each one of the three editions.