Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Endband (detail), INC C180.

Image Caption: 
Endband (detail), INC C180.
General Description: 
15th century crimson sheepskin binding.
Country / Style: 
Europe, Northern
15th century
Call Number: 
INC C180
Ownership inscription on leaf [a]3r "Templi Lu╠łttoniensis S. Marci"; purchased in 1958.
Carcano, Michael de.
[Sermonarium de peccatis per adventum et per duas quadragesimas] Sacri eloquij p[rae]conis celeberrimi Fratris Michaelis Mediolan[ensis] ordi[ni]s mi[n]orum ... Opus p[er]utilissimu[m] p[er] adue[n]tum et q[ua]dragesima[m] de peccato in genere [et] de trib[us] peccatis pri[n]cipalib[us] ...
Created / Published: 
Imp[re]ssum vero Basilee : P[er] Michahele[m] Wenssler artis i[m]p[re]ssorie ingeniosu[m] m[a]g[ist]r[u]m, quarto Kal[enda]s Iunij [29 May] anno 1479 feliciter [con]summatum.
Hamnet URL:
415 x 285 x 85 mm
Covering Material: 
Crimson sheepskin.
Sewn on four split double alum tawed thongs laced into recessed channels in wooden boards and pinned with brass nails.
Endbands, heavy hemp thread sewn over alum tawed thongs laced into the boards.
End Papers: 
Single flyleaf and recycled paper manuscript used as pastedowns.
Evidence of two rectangular clasps catching on the front board. Vellum reinforced crimson leather straps.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled with a single line fillet with a double line saltire in the center on both covers.
Other Details: 
Badly worn.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Headbands -- Northern Europe -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Northern Europe -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sheepskin bindings -- Northern Europe -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Worked headbands -- Northern Europe -- 15th century.