Originally posted by DrDanny:
I do wish they had included photos of the actual book (if it exists in physical form?). Actually, I'd like to smell it ... :-)
Ah, a man who has a nose for old books! Me too.
Of course the book exists in physical form! That's how they got all those pictures on the left side of the issue! Perhaps you mean you would have liked to have seen a picture of the book's binding? For bibliographers, the binding qua binding isn't very important at all, although collectors often think differently about that.
Chances are great that when this book was printed, it had no binding, at least as we would think of it. Although possible, it is unlikely that the existing binding of the book is the same as the one originally put on the book (whenever that was done).