Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Madonna and child lozenge stamp (detail), INC H190 c.2.

Image Caption: 
Madonna and child lozenge stamp (detail), INC H190 c.2.
General Description: 
15th century brown calfskin monastic binding
Country / Style: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC H190 copy 2
Ownership inscriptions on first leaf "liber mei Iohẽs Haeke de Ruẽmũd.", and "Iste lib[er] p[er]tin[et] [con]ue[n]tui frm̃ s[anc]t[a]e cr[ucis] i[n] Rur[em]unda ad s[anc]tum̃ Corneliu[m] ex pia dona[tione] vidu[alis?] Dni. io. Haeck artiu[m] libraliu[m] mgri. medicinarũq[ue] licenciati exp[er]tissi ..."; lower pt. of 1st leaf (bearing provenance?) has been cut off and replaced; another inscription on leaf a2r "Cruciferorum Ruremũd[ae]"; bookplate of Francis Hopkinson and his notes on front endpaper locating the printing in Basel; also a bookplate with motto "Arise. Pray. Work"; purchased in 1917.
Vitae patrum. In antiquo[rum] patrum vitas a beato Hieronimo conscriptas registru[m] alphabetico ordine dilige[n]ter collectum incipit.
Created / Published: 
[Strasbourg : Printer of the 1483 Vitas patrum], anno D[omi]ni 1485 Nonas v[er]o Iulij [7 July] ...
Hamnet URL:
320 x 218 x 55 mm
Covering Material: 
Brown calfskin.
Originally sewn on three supports laced through wooden boards. Now sewn on three thin recessed supports laced through the board. Six false bands on the spine.
Red and white machine made stuck on headbands.
End Papers: 
Two flyleaves and one paste-down.
Evidence of two clasps catching on the front board, and five bosses, now all missing.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled in a panel design with numerous blind tooled stamps. Designated in Schwenke-Schunke as "Hildesheim Christuskopf" (Lamm 42, Pelikan 16, Hirsch 68, Hahn 23/4, Hertz 110, and Schrift 121), the center panel is filled with a merrythought pattern with small rosettes, paschal lamb with banner IHS monogram rondel. Rooster rondels (front board) and stag rondels (back cover) are tooled in the center of the crossed panel frames. The middle panel is filled with repeated impressions of a broad leaf scroll and there are individual stamps tooled in the margins once: spear crossed heart lozenge, a standing Madonna and child lozenge stamp, a pelican feeding three chicks with blood in a lozenge, and a branch in a lozenge. All are bordered by small annular dots and small rosettes.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.