Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Small pelican stamp and still stamp, INC P438.

Image Caption: 
Small pelican stamp and still stamp, INC P438.
General Description: 
A North German binding from Westphalia, ca. 1482. Brown calfskin over wooden boards with blind decoration and brass clasps.
Country / Style: 
Germany, Northern
Period: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC P438
Provenance: 
Carthusian Monastery in Dülmen Germany; Herman Drehus, alias Halffwassen; Robert Buchanan Stewart; William T. Smedley.
Author: 
Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris, ca. 1100-1160.
Title: 
[Sententiarum libri IV] Incipit textus Sententiarum.
Created / Published: 
[Basel : Bernhard Richel?, ca. 1482]
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=90379
Dimensions: 
325 x 220 x 70 mm
Covering Material: 
Dark brown calfskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on four double raised tawed supports.
Headbands: 
Saddle-stitched spine turn-in over a cord support.
End Papers: 
Sewn vellum paste-down with narrow joint guard.
Closures: 
Two clasps on the fore-edge catching on the front cover (top hasp extant, bottom missing). Alum tawed reinforced tanned leather straps (top strap replaced, bottom fragment extant).
Decorative Description: 
Blind-tooled on the cover in a double panel; the inner panel is tooled in a diamond pattern with a triple line fillet with fleur-de-lis stamps and IHS stamps alternating in the diamonds, and the outer panel is tooled with pelican and IHS stamps. Spine is divided into five compartments. The second panel from the top is filled with a red leather label with "Opus incerti in 4 Libros Sententiarum." blind tooled on it.
Literature: 
Folger 1:5 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, New York, 1992).
Literature: 
Ilse Schunke, Die Schwenke-Sammlung, Lille 204, Schrift 129, etc.; Weale and Taylor, Early Stamped Bookbindings, no. 208, pls. XVI, 11, 12, and 13.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.