Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Top edge, INC B117.

Image Caption: 
Top edge, INC B117.
General Description: 
15th century alum tawed German binding.
Country / Style: 
Germany
Period: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC B117
Provenance: 
Ownership inscription on leaf a2r: Can: Reg: Mon[aste]rij Waldsee.
Author: 
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent.
Title: 
[De proprietatibus rerum] Incipit Prohemium De proprietatib[us] rerum Fratris Bartholomei Anglici de ordine Fratrum Mino[rum].
Created / Published: 
[Lyon] : Impressus per Nicolau[m] Pistoris de Bens[s]heym et Marcum Reinhardi de Argentina socios, sub anno D[omi]ni millesimoquadringe[n]tesimo octogesimo [1480], die vero Iulij xxix.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=89640
Dimensions: 
315 x 205 x 85 mm
Covering Material: 
Alum tawed pigskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on three double raised cords laced through the boards and pegged.
Headbands: 
Endbands sewn with thick blue and white cord. The alum tawed core is laced through the boards and the endbands form raised bands on the spine.
Edge Treatment: 
Pink and natural alternating horizontal stripes (very unusual).
End Papers: 
Single flyleaf and manuscript vellum guard hooked around the first and last section. The vellum guard is adhered across the inner joint and a paper doublour covers most of the vellum manuscript.
Closures: 
Traces of two clasps catching on the front board with a tapered flared design. Remnant of the strap shows it was a wrapped alum tawed strap with a vellum core.
Decorative Description: 
The binding was blind tooled with a panel design using a triple line fillet, with the center panel divided by double line fillet into a diced pattern filled with stamps of phoenixes, lambs, and the four Evangelists' symbols (Kyriss 162) from Weissenau. (Cf. Schwenke-Schunke Evangelisten-Symbole 39, Lamm 74, Phönix 2, Schrift 324). There is a ribbon with "Mari" in the center stamp along with large and small rosettes at intersections of the diced pattern. Filling the outer panel of the front board are repeated rows of crossed azured four point stars and large Griffin roundel stamp at the outer corners. In the same outer panel on the back board the star stamps are replaced with a repeated ribbon with "Mari" in the center stamp, and is without the rosettes in the design. The spine is divided into four panels and has a faint inscription: "Bartholoma[eus] Anglicus De proprietatibus" in the first panel, and an ink handwritten shelfmark "3 3063" in the third panel.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Alum tawed bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Decorated edges -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Headbands -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Pigskin bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Stained edges -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Worked headbands -- Germany -- 15th century.