Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Back cover, INC T165.

Image Caption: 
Back cover, INC T165.
General Description: 
15th century blind-tooled panel binding.
15th century
Call Number: 
INC T165
"Carleni decem.//1478.//" and "Paulus rubej[i?]t". small circular booklabel with the head of a dog holding a bone (unidentified); booklabel of George Dunn with his initials, his date "June 1900", and his bibliographic notes on front endpaper (no. 3810 in the Sotheby sale catalog of his library, Nov. 1917); purchased in 1918.
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
[Quaestiones de quodlibet] Questiones de quodlibet Sancti Thome de Aq[ui]no ordinis Fratrum P[rae]dicato[rum] incipiu[n]t feliciter.
Created / Published: 
Venetiis imp[re]ssus : Impensis Joha[n]nis de Colonia sociiq[ue] eius Joha[n]nis Manthen [et] [i.e. de] Gherretzem, 1476.
Hamnet URL:
232 x 164 x 50 mm
Covering Material: 
Dark (black/olive?) sheepskin.
Sewn on three alum-tawed thongs laced onto the wooden boards and secured with iron nails.
Primary endband sewn with linen thread over a tawed core with remnants of a secondary herring bone sewing using green and rose thread.
End Papers: 
Single paper flyleaf and paste-down.
Remnants of two clasps catching from front to back. Three star nails on the front cover holding the leather straps that had been lined with vellum. On the back cover are trefoil shaped catches embossed with a three stemed flowering plant.
Decorative Description: 
Covers blind tooled to a four panel design, using a triple line fillet. The first and third panels are linked with same fillet at the corners. The second panel is filled with a repeated guilloche stamp with a small rondel in the center. The center panel is filled with repeated impressions of a bar of crisscrosses that is 3.6 mm long and 6 mm wide.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Clasps -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sheepskin bindings -- 15th century.