Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Fore edge, INC M26.

Image Caption: 
Fore edge, INC M26.
General Description: 
15th century English brown sheepskin binding.
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC M26
Provenance: 
Purchased in 1917.
Author: 
Magistris, Martinus de, 1432-1482.
Title: 
[Quaestiones morales. Pars 1] Questiones morales magistri Martini Magistri perspicacissimi theologie professoris, de fortitudine feliciter incipiunt.
Created / Published: 
Imp[re]ssu[m] est ... in celeberrima vrbe Parisien[si] ... : Per Vuolffga[n]gu[m] Hopyl Alman[um], anno D[omi]ni 1489 die p[ri]ma Decembris.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=90274
Dimensions: 
284 x 197 x 43 mm
Covering Material: 
Brown sheepskin. Front board is beech with serious insect damage, back board is recycled oak with minimal insect damage.
Sewing: 
Sewn in three slit double tanned leather supports sewn from the front to the back and laced into the wooden boards.
Headbands: 
Fragmentary evidence of a saddle stitched headband, not laced through the boards.
Edge Treatment: 
Title inscription on fore-edge reading from lower- to top edge.
End Papers: 
Vellum paste-down and single paper flyleaf.
Closures: 
Two brass clasp catches on the back cover in a simple English style.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled with variable width triple line fillets filled with a wide dragon spiral roll in borders and dragon lozenge stamps in central panels (cf. Oldham, J.B. English blind-stamped bindings, roll FC.b (2) 623, with lozenge stamp 1044).
Literature: 
Oldham, Blind-stamped, pp. 45, pl. XL.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sheepskin bindings -- England -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Wooden boards -- England -- 15th century.