Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, STC 22544 c.1.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, STC 22544 c.1.
General Description: 
Mid 19th century English vellum pastiche of a 17th century binding.
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
19th century (mid)
Call Number: 
STC 22544 copy 1
Provenance: 
coll. perf. Quaritch, 23 June 1920; Britwell Court copy (sale 23 June 1920, no. 288); Harmsworth copy
Author: 
Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586.
Title: 
The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia. Written by Sir Philip Sidney Knight
Created / Published: 
London : imprinted by H[umphrey]. L[ownes]. for Simon Waterson, 1613.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=166953
Dimensions: 
313 x 202 x 32 mm
Covering Material: 
Calf vellum.
Sewing: 
Sewn on five vellum slips which are laced through the covers at the joints and adhered on the inside of the boards.
Headbands: 
Burgundy green and white silk over a vellum core which is laced through the covers at the joints and adhered to the inside boards.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
A four leaf section flyleaf and paste-down.
Decorative Description: 
Gilt in a two panel design with the frames tooled with single line fillets. At angles in the outer panel is a gilt thistle flower. The inner panel has blocked gilt pointille corner pieces. In the center is a is a gilt rhombus shaped centerpiece with an intertwining scroll work with five petal flowers in the middle, capped with an acorn. The spine is divided into six panels divided by double gilt lines. The title is gilt in the second panel. All other panels have a gilt cone with crowning florets stamps.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold blocked bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Pointillé tooling -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Vellum bindings -- England -- 19th century.