Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, INC C180.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, INC C180.
General Description: 
15th century crimson sheepskin binding.
Country / Style: 
Europe, Northern
Period: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC C180
Provenance: 
Ownership inscription on leaf [a]3r "Templi Lu╠łttoniensis S. Marci"; purchased in 1958.
Author: 
Carcano, Michael de.
Title: 
[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: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=89945
Dimensions: 
415 x 285 x 85 mm
Covering Material: 
Crimson sheepskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on four split double alum tawed thongs laced into recessed channels in wooden boards and pinned with brass nails.
Headbands: 
Endbands, heavy hemp thread sewn over alum tawed thongs laced into the boards.
End Papers: 
Single flyleaf and recycled paper manuscript used as pastedowns.
Closures: 
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): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Northern Europe -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Clasps -- Northern Europe -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- 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): 
Wooden boards -- Northern Europe -- 15th century.