Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Back cover, INC N51.

Image Caption: 
Back cover, INC N51.
General Description: 
15th century German calfskin binding. Rebound in the 20th century with black goatskin.
Country / Style: 
Germany
Period: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC N51
Provenance: 
Bookplate bearing bibliographic notes, of John William Pease (no. 140 in the Sotheby sale catalog of his library, March 1920); bookplate of W.T. Smedley; purchased in 1924.
Author: 
Nicholas, of Osimo, d. 1453.
Title: 
[Supplementum Summae Pisanellae] Summa Pisani cum Supplemento incipit feliciter, que al[ia]s Magistrutia seu Pisanella appellatur.
Created / Published: 
[Cologne : Ulrich Zell], 1483 Nona Kal[endas] Marcij [21 Feb.]
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=90308
Dimensions: 
300 x 213 x 69 mm
Covering Material: 
Originally chestnut brown calfskin; rebacked with goatskin in the 20th century.
Sewing: 
Sewn on five single raised hemp cords laced through the oak boards.
Headbands: 
Double tiered stuck-on headbands in red and white silk.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Three wove paper flyleaves and a small narrow joint covering.
Closures: 
Evidence of five circular bosses on both covers and two clasps on the fore-edge that caught on the top board.
Decorative Description: 
Rebound in early 20th century, retaining original blind stamped calf covers in a panel design with triple line fillet borders. The center panel is filled with a juxtaposition of small square stamps (unicorn, lamb, stag stamps). On the back cover are four square stamps in a diced center panel (unicorn, lamb, stag, and a hound).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Bosses -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- 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): 
Goatskin bindings -- 20th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- 20th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Rebacking -- 20th century.