Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Endband front (detail), INC P732.

Image Caption: 
Endband front (detail), INC P732.
General Description: 
15th century Italian deerskin binding.
Country / Style: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC P732
Silva, Luigi, marchese; Finetti, P.
Pliny, the Elder.
[Naturalis historia. Italian] Historia naturale di C. Plinio Secondo / tradocta di lingua latina in fiorentina per Christophoro Landino fiorentino al serenissimo Ferdinando re di Napoli.
Created / Published: 
Impresso in Venesia : Per Bartolamio de Zani de Portesio, nellanno della Natiuita del nostro Signore Iesu Christo 1489 adi xii. di septembre.
Hamnet URL:
325 x 225 x 78 mm
Covering Material: 
Yellow reverse deerskin.
Sewn on three slit double raised thongs.
Endbands are brown and natural linen with a front bead over alum tawed thongs. The tie-downs are sewn over a tanned leather spine support.
End Papers: 
Single layer paste-down.
Four clasps, two at the fore-edge and one at head and tail (all missing), with evidence of corner and center bosses with crenulated edges.
Decorative Description: 
No tooling. The color of the leather and the metal furnishings were the decoration. On the spine there is evidence of author-title inscription and the remains of paper labels.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Deerskin bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Headbands -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Reversed leather bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Worked headbands -- Italy -- 15th century.