Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Spine, INC P416 copy 2.

Image Caption: 
Spine, INC P416 copy 2.
General Description: 
15th century German sheepskin with 16th century alum tawed reback.
Country / Style: 
15th century (late) to 16th century (early)
Call Number: 
INC P416 copy 2
Talbot Baines Reed; Augustinian Canons Rottenbuch Germany; St Bride Foundation Institute, Passmore Edwards Library
Petrus, Comestor, 12th cent.
[Historia scholastica] [R]euerendo patri ac domino suo Guilhelmo Dei gratia Senonensi Archiepiscopo, Petrus seruus Cristi prespiter Trecensis vitam bona[m] et exitum beatum causa suscepti laboris fuit instans peticio sociorum ...
Created / Published: 
[Strasbourg : Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), not after 6 Feb. 1473]
Hamnet URL:
408 x 286 x 85 mm
Covering Material: 
Beige sheepskin and alum tawed pigskin spine rebacking.
Sewn on four slit double alum tawed thong supports.
End Papers: 
Paste-downs and evidence of flyleaves (now only stubs).
Evidence of two clasps catching on the front covers, missing, one strap plate and remnants of double layer tanned leather straps. Evidence of center and corner pieces.
Decorative Description: 
Sheepskin blind tooled with a triple line border and a triple line cross, and saltire tooled with a single line fillet. A diamond pattern tooled with a single line. The alum tawed spine rebacking was tooled with a guilloche and anthemion decorative roll tooled twice inverted between triple line fillet boarders. There is a vellum label on front cover with title "[H]istoria scolastica" and two superposed paper labels, the upper label with shelfmark "B2" superseding an earlier one also bearing inscription in red paint; title inscription on spine with another pencilled inscription "Biblica [...?]" partially illegible; evidence of a small rectangular label on spine, with two other superposed labels in vellum.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Alum tawed bindings -- Germany -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Pigskin bindings -- Germany -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- Germany -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Rebacking -- 16th century.