LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Inside back board, INC A490.
Diced Russian leather binding with binder's note of cost dated Mar 10, 1780.
Payne, Roger, 1739-1797.
Country / Style:
Folger copy: Early manuscript notes in margins of the text and some underlining; concordance to the 1490 and the 1491 eds. of the "Epistolae" on front fly leaf in Michael Wodhull's handwriting; several mentions of prices. Early inscription: "De montoya" on top of leaf a1v; another early mark of ownership on leaf &3r, crossed out, illegible; autograph of Michael Wodhull with date "Mar: 10th 1780" on front fly leaf and his date "June 9th 1800" at end of the book (no. 97 in the Sotheby sale catalog of his library, Jan. 1886); also his provenance note on front fly leaf: "Leigh's auct: libr: Morin D'Herouville" (no. 372 in the Sotheby sale catalog of his library, March 1780); bookplate of W.T. Smedley; purchased in 1924. 18th century Russia leather binding with the arms of Michael Wodhull gold tooled on front cover, by Mrs. Weir. Cf. Sotheby sale catalog; rebacked; in a tailored box.
Wodhull, Michael, 1740-1816, bound for.
Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, d. 397.
[Selections. 1490] Liber primus Epistolarum Sancti Ambrosii Mediolanensis Episcopi.
Created / Published:
Impressum M[edio]l[an]i : Per Magistru[m] Leonardum Pachel, 1490, die. xviii. Decembris.
304 x 214 x 34 mm
Diced russia calfskin.
Sewn on five recessed cords laced into the boards.
Double tier headband sewn with green, white and red silk over rolled paper cores.
Green, yellow, rose, black and red stone pattern marble paper.
Gold tooled with a frame around the border made of a single line fillet, with the arms of Michael Wodhull gilt on front cover. The spine is divided into seven panels using a single line pallet. The title, place of publication, and date are gilt in the second and third panels. The board edge is gilt with a single line fillet and the turn-ins are tooled with the intertwining wave curve roll.