Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Stamp detail, INC A639.

Image Caption: 
Stamp detail, INC A639.
General Description: 
15th century Italian goatskin binding, blind tooled.
Country / Style: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC A639
Inscription on t.p.: M. Ioannis Bãpta[e] Castilioni [...?].
Angelo Carletti, 1411-1495.
[Summa angelica] Summa angelica.
Created / Published: 
Uenetijs i[m]pressa : [per] Georgiu[m] de Ariuabenis, Mantuanu[m], anno d[omi]ni M.cccc. nonagesimo. q[ui]nto die vero secundo Mai [2 May 1495]
Hamnet URL:
168 x 123 x 55 mm
Covering Material: 
Goatskin binding, blind tooled.
Sewn on three double alum tawed thongs pinned with iron nails to the boards (not laced).
Linen primary wrapped headband with green and white secondary with front bead, sewn over a parchment/gut core.
Edge Treatment: 
Inscription of title on head edge, reading from spine to fore-edge.
End Papers: 
New hand made paper sewn as a signature with pastedown. Fragments of original pastedown with manuscript notations mounted on top of new pastedown.
Central bosses remaining on the front and back covers. Square chased brass bosses with raised centers and scalloped edges, and evidence of four corner bosses on front and back covers. Remnant of a corner on the upper left inside corner. Two clasps hinging from the front to back with straps and hasps replaced.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were blind tooled into three panels using a triple line fillet. The center of the middle panel is filled with a repeated stamp of a broad leaf scroll with four petal rosettes in the curls. The center panel is tooled with four quadrangular rope work knot stamps and eight pointed star shaped stamps.
Other Details: 
Housed in a clam shell box.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.