Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Stamp 2 (detail), INC A1077.

Image Caption: 
Stamp 2 (detail), INC A1077.
General Description: 
15th century German sheepskin binding.
Country / Style: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC A1077
Bookstamps "Ex Bibl. Univ. Viad. Vrat." and " Doublette aus der Bresl: Universita╠łts Bibliothek" on leaf a2r; bookplates of George Dunn and W.T. Smedley; George Dunn's initials pencilled with date "July 1902" on free endpaper (no. 788 in pt. 2 of the Sotheby Sale catalog of his library, Feb. 1914); purchased in 1924.
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
[Selections. 1489] Aurelii Augustini Opuscula plurima.
Created / Published: 
[Strasbourg] : Impensis [et] op[er]a Martini Flach Arge[n]tinae accuratissime impresso[rum] ..., anno a Natiuitate Saluator[is] n[ost]ri, 1489, xiij. Kalendas Apriles [20 March].
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302 x 206 x 67 mm.
Covering Material: 
Brown sheepskin.
Sewn on three double raised cords laced through the wooden boards.
New light blue linen with back bead.
End Papers: 
New four page endpaper section. Remnants and evidence of two separate vellum manuscripts adhered onto the boards as paste-downs. One of them mentioning the abbeys of Nordhausen and Hildesheim.
Impressions and nails for two clasps show evidence of clasps catching on the front board.
Decorative Description: 
Contemporary German sheepskin binding blind tooled with panels. The outer panel is framed with a three line variable width fillet and the inner panel is formed by a four line fillet. The inner panel is divided into a diced pattern made from a three line fillet, filled with diamond shaped stamps of griffin, hound (Schwenke-Schunke Hund 30a), arrow pierced heart in a lozenge (Schwenke-Shunke Herz 100), large and small rosette stamps, and large leafy fleuron in a lozenge. In the center of the front cover is an unusual trefoil stamp.
Other Details: 
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sheepskin bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.