Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, INC H259.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, INC H259.
General Description: 
Contemporary Augsburg sheepskin binding over wooden boards.
Country / Style: 
Germany
Period: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC H259
Provenance: 
Early label at head of front cover reading "Ropert[us] Holcot sup[er] lib[er] sapiẽ."; fragment of an early paper label on spine reading "VII [...?]9:" (other inscriptions have been covered by more recent labels). Purchased in 1958.
Author: 
Holkot, Robertus, d. 1349.
Title: 
[Super sapientiam Salomonis] Opus preclarissimum eximij d[omi]ni magistri Roperti Holkot ... ordinis fratru[m] p[rae]dicato[rum] sup[er] sapie[n]tia[m] Salomonis, qua[m] philo disertissimus collegit ...
Created / Published: 
[Speyer] : Per me Petrum Drach ciuem Spiren[sem] impressu[m], anno Incarnat[i]onis Dominice [1483] quarta die Kale[n]das Marcij [26 Feb.] ...
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=90210
Dimensions: 
295 x 205 x 87 mm (without bosses)
Covering Material: 
Brown sheepskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on three double raised hemp cords.
Headbands: 
None.
End Papers: 
Single flyleaf and paste-down.
Closures: 
Two "Maria" clasps catching on the front board. Hasps missing, five small circular raised flat-topped bosses with wide tapered rims with small indentations in their centers. Only three remain on either side.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled in a panel design formed with a triple line fillet. The outer panel is filled with a compound decorative roll made from two different designs: an intertwined semicircular ribbon and a narrow leafy vine. The center panel is filled with a merrythought pattern with a leafy mandorla shaped stamp. At the head of front cover is an early label reading "Ropert[us] Holcot sup[er] lib[er] sapiẽ.". The spine is divided into four panels with the merrythought tool blind tooled in the panels, in the bottom panel is a fragment of an early paper label on spine reading "VII [...?]9:" (other labels and tooling have been covered by more recent labels).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Bosses -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Clasps -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Furniture -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sheepskin bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.