Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Spine cord infill (detail), INC R152.

Image Caption: 
Spine cord infill (detail), INC R152.
General Description: 
15th century alum tawed pigskin binding.
Country / Style: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC R152
Universita╠łtsbibliothek Basel; Appleton, John L..
Reuchlin, Johann, 1455-1522.
[Vocabularium breviloquus] Finit Vocabularius breuiloquus, triplici alphabeto diuersis ex autoribus necnon corpore vtriusq[ue] iuris collectus ad Latinu[m] sermone[m] capessendum vtilissimus.
Created / Published: 
Impressus Basile[a]e : [Johann Amerbach], anno D[omi]ni 1480.
Hamnet URL:
320 x 222 x 91 mm
Covering Material: 
Alum tawed pigskin.
Sewn on four double rolled alum tawed supports.
Endband, sewn with blue and natural linen thread with front bead.
End Papers: 
No flyleaves, manuscript inner joint adhered under paste-down.
Two fore-edge clasps catching on the front covers, catches extant on the front cover, straps (reinforced tanned leather) missing were held with three iron nails.
Decorative Description: 
The binding is blind tooled in a panel design with a double line fillet, in the central panel on both covers a saltire has been tooled. Basileensis? is written at the top of the front cover partially obscured by an ink splotch.
Other Details: 
The leather covering was too small and has a sewn on corner. The spine was uneven so the binder pasted up off cuts of cord and adhered into a dip all along the edge of the spine prior to covering with alum tawed pigskin.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Cords -- Switzerland -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Manuscript waste -- Switzerland -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Waste -- Switzerland -- 15th century.