Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Spine cap fragment, INC A782.

Image Caption: 
Spine cap fragment, INC A782.
General Description: 
15th century Germanic calfskin binding.
Country / Style: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC A782
Inscription on front pastedown "Libri isti 4t. pertinent ad coũentũ d. Clara ĩ Eñ[ch...?] p[...?] eiusdem coũentus antiquo libro[rum] registro patet".
Antoninus, Saint, Archbishop of Florence, 1389-1459.
[Summa theologica. Pars I] Repertoriu[m] siue inuentariu[m] totius Summe domini Anthonini Archiantistitis Flore[ntini].
Created / Published: 
In inclita Eluetio[rum] Argentina : Vigilanti cura ac impensis Iohannis Gruninger (al[ia]s Reynardi) ..., 1490 Natiuitatis D[omi]nice anno. kalendaru[m] v[er]o Octobriu[m] iiij [28 Sept.] ...
Hamnet URL:
316 x 215 x 76 mm
Covering Material: 
Dark brown calfskin.
Sewn on five slit double alum tawed thongs with pact sewing.
Endbands. Primary sewing over a rolled vellum support laced through the boards, head cap stitched over and under primary support.
Edge Treatment: 
Inscription on fore-edge "I Anthonini sũ: i: pars" reading from front to back cover.
End Papers: 
Four leaf smaller than text-block signatures sewn at the front and back with a recycled vellum manuscript paste-down.
Evidence of two clasps catching on the front cover. Strap plates still extant on the back cover and remnants of thick leather straps with no lining or reinforcements.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled in a simple panel design formed by triple line fillets. The inner panel is filled with a diced pattern. No individual stamps.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.