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Image Caption: 
Tooling (detail), INC P442.
General Description: 
15th century Leipzig alum tawed pigskin binding.
Country / Style: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC P442
Blasius Fünck; Bernardus Pflugritter; Bibliothecam PP. Franciscan: Ambergae" and circular bookstamp on top edge with initials "SBA".
Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris, ca. 1100-1160.
[Sententiarum libri IV] Celebratissimi patris domini Bonauenture ordinis Mino[rum] ... p[er]lustratio in archana tercij libri S[e]n[tent]ia[rum].
Created / Published: 
[Nuremberg] : Anton Koberger, [after 2 Mar. 1491]
Hamnet URL:
319 x 210 x 111 mm
Covering Material: 
Alum tawed pigskin.
Four double raised cords laced and pegged through the wooden boards.
Sewn cross stitch chevron style on alum tawed support, stuck on.
Edge Treatment: 
Monogram on top edge with initials "SBA".
End Papers: 
Single flyleaf and paper paste-down with manuscript waste reinforcing guard.
Two "Maria" clasps catching on the front cover hasps attached to tawed straps folded and butted in the center.
Decorative Description: 
Bound in a blind panel design with triple line variable width fillet. The second panel is filled with a broad leaf staff and rosettes in rondel stamps at the corners. The center panels are tooled with cusped headed tools in a vine pattern similar to a Merrythought stamp, and between the vines are small berry stamps. (Cf. Schwenke-Schunke Blattwerk 470 and Rautengerank 103 "Leipzig Buchführer Kyriss 102/103"),
Schwenke-Schunke Blattwerk 470
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Alum tawed bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Pigskin bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.