In late-19 he compiled the visions from the journals, along with his additional commentary on each imaginative episode, into an initial manuscript. In 1915 Jung began artfully transcribing this draft text into the illuminated calligraphic volume that would subsequently become known as the Red Book.In 1917 he compiled a further supplementary manuscript of visionary material and commentary, which he titled "Scrutinies"; this also was apparently intended for transcription into his red folio volume, the "Red Book".
That was the stuff and material for more than only one life.
Everything later was merely the outer classification, scientific elaboration, and the integration into life.
Though Jung and others usually referred to the book simply as the "Red Book", he had the top of the spine of the book stamped in gilt with the book's formal title, Liber Novus ("The New Book").
Jung subsequently interleaved the seven original parchment sheets at the beginning of the bound volume.
The initial seven folios (or leaves) of the book — which contain what is now entitled Liber Primus (the "First Book") of Liber Novus — were composed on sheets of parchment in a highly illuminated medieval style.