Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Spine, INC P353 copy 1.

Image Caption: 
Spine, INC P353 copy 1.
General Description: 
Early 16th century Venetian cover without turn-ins.
Country / Style: 
16th century (early)
Call Number: 
INC P353 copy 1
"P. Rogri. [for Rogeri?] O.P."; another inscription, on lower cover "[...?] Jo Jeronimo Rota" (mark of ownership?)
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
[Correspondence. Latin. Selections] Francisci Pet. Epistole familiares.
Created / Published: 
Impresso in urbe Venetiarum operi : Per Iohannem & Gregorium de Gregoriis fratres ..., Humanae Restaurationis anno millesimo cccc.lxxxxii [1492] Idibus Septe[m]bris [13 Sept.] ...
Hamnet URL:
233 x 172 x 25 mm
Covering Material: 
Two red stained tawed thongs.
Edge Treatment: 
Rough, uncut.
End Papers: 
Hooked vellum manuscript waste flyleaves - a legal document from Italy written in Latin, ca. 1506.
Decorative Description: 
Volume is undecorated aside from the title-author inscriptions written on ink on front cover. One of them reads from fore-edge to spine.
Other Details: 
There is evidence that the book was re-folded after laying for a long period of time prior to sewing. The book was sewn from front to back as evidenced by the tack holes on the upper cover thongs and the extended slit of the thong on the back cover.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Alum tawed thongs -- Italy -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Thongs -- Italy -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Vellum bindings -- Italy -- 16th century.