Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, INC P1021.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, INC P1021.
General Description: 
15th century Italian calf binding.
Country / Style: 
Italy
Period: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC P1021
Provenance: 
W. Smedley
Author: 
Pulci, Luigi, 1432-1484.
Title: 
[Morgante] Finito il libro appellato Morga[n]te maggiore / facto come e decto al principio da Luigi de Pulci ad petitio[n]e della excellentissima mona Lucretia di Piero di Cosimo de Medici ... ritracto dallo originale uero & riueduto & correcto dal proprio auctore che iddio felicemente co[n]serui & dia piacere a chi lege con salute della anima & del corpo.
Created / Published: 
Impresso in Venesia : Per Matheo di Codeca da Parma, della[n]no della Incarnatione del nostro Sgnore [sic] Iesu Christo, 1449 [i.e. 1494?], adi xvi Aprile.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=92652
Dimensions: 
220 x 155 x 42 mm
Covering Material: 
Burgundy/brown calfskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on three alum tawed split thongs, all three crossed and are partially recessed into the wooden boards, but only the top and bottom are laced into the board. Thin ends of the thongs are visible under the paste-downs.
Headbands: 
Small front bead linen headbands.
End Papers: 
Single flyleaf and paste-down.
Closures: 
traces of four triangular Italian catch-plates on the back cover, and traces of three nail holes securing the straps on the front cover. Traces of corner and center bosses all missing. The holes for the center bosses have been covered with leather and tooled over.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled with a multiple panel design using a quadruple line fillet. The outer panel is tooled with the same quadruple line at angles and a quatrefoil stamp spaced around the panel. On the front cover the middle panel is tooled with a closely repeated stamp of a face surrounded by scrolled leaf. On the back cover this panel is tooled with a stamp of a trefoil in circular scroll. The center panel is bordered at the top and bottom with a leafy anthemion stamp and the center has a roundel filled with a studded semicircular stamp and thin tri-leaf stamp at the corners. The spine is tooled with crossed quadruple lines in the panels.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Bosses -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Clasps -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Furniture -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- Italy -- 15th century.