Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, STC 246.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, STC 246.
General Description: 
Armorial binding with the arms of Charles I.
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
17th century (mid)
Call Number: 
STC 246
Provenance: 
two previous owner?s names crossed out on first free endpapers; bookplate of James, Earl of Southesk; inscribed on first front free endpaper: Southesk 1862; ?Southesk? on t.p.
Author: 
Alabaster, William, 1567-1640.
Title: 
Ecce sponsus venit. Tuba pulchritudinis. ... Authore Guilielmo Alabastro Anglo
Created / Published: 
Londini : Excudebat Guilielmus Iones, 1633
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=167820
Dimensions: 
193 x 138 x 40 mm
Covering Material: 
Light brown calfskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on three recessed alum tawed supports laced through the boards.
Headbands: 
Red thread over tanned support?
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Single flyleaf and paste-down.
Closures: 
Evidence of two black ribbon fore-edge ties.
Decorative Description: 
Tooled with an outer frame of two blind double line fillets with a single gilt line in-between. At the corners is an intricate intertwining leafy vine blocked cornerpiece. In the center is a large royal crowned coat of arms of Charles I flanked by a crowned lion and unicorn. The board edges were gilt with a solid and hollow egg roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Armorial bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold blocked bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Ties -- England -- 17th century.