Repeatedly the concept of wealth tied to book ownership as well as the condition and features of the actual book itself appears throughout the analysis of each of the bibliographic codes of the book. From the elaborate bookbinding to the paper marbling of the endpapers to the Ex Libris bookplate to the intricacy of the designs and illustrations throughout the text as much as there is a significant theme of wealth that resonates throughout the analysis of the book’s physical features. In addition, the stock of the paper is made from a sturdy blend of pulp and cotton, both quality materials. As such, this copy of Aphrodite also tells another tale.

The book, both in its original incarnation as well as its post-rebinding condition, indicates a legacy of cultural history from the ancient Greek to the early 20th-century revitialization of France. The revitalization of culture in France during the turn of the century included a massive influx of international culture including Japan. This is indicated through subtle hints in the illustrations, as well as the emblems and stamp within the pages describing "Ex Oriente Lux", which coincidentally is a belief in the late 19th-century endeavor that served to promote academic study into the eastern spirituality and wisdom (Bowker).

It serves as a symbol for fierceness, passion, charm, and beauty just as Aphrodite does. Moreover, this book is a symbol of the owner and who they were aside from the wealth and social status. It represents the owner’s intellect and personality and since the book represents fierceness and beauty then by association the book owner might also possess these qualities. Analysis of the physical features of the book reveals the different world that the book owner lived in and gives insight into the perspectives of the time.