Full Manuscript with Gesso: The manuscript ready for gilding. Notice that the gesso at the bottom of the page and on the extreme right hand side is somewhat darker than the rest; this is because it has not finished drying. This is the color I looked for when moistening the gesso with my breath, because it means that there is just enough moisture present to make gold stick. Also, the English translation has been written onto the manuscript by this point, in the form of marginal notes.