Byzantine style binding, possibly original. Brown goat leather over wooden boards, cut flush with the bookblock; thickness 10 mm (left board), 12 mm (right board); shallow grooves in board edges, stopping short of the corners.
Unsupported sewing at 3 stations prepared with v-nick at distances measuring [20, =change-over station?] 55, 90, 128 mm from head edge. Sewing thread of medium thickness, s-ply. Board attachment: small portion of the thread present on the inner face. Raised endbands extending onto board edges, primary sewing in plain thread on two cores.
Bookmarks: one endband string marker with knot in front of the headband; numerous leaf tab markers in leather at foredge – a couple in green, most in dark brown, some missing. Imprints of two triple interlaced strap fastenings visible on inside of right board; foredge pins missing .
Blind tooling on covers, on spine, and on head and tail edges, including the cheeks. Tools: tooled frames with interlaced bands, fleur-de-lis in circle, s-shaped worm, double-headed eagle in lozenge.
Structure intact; leather worn; endband sewing broken at tail of left board.