Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, INC T302.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, INC T302.
General Description: 
15th century sheepskin binding.
Country / Style: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC T302
Ownership inscription in brown ink on t.p.: "Est S. Ioannis in Valle", following shelfmark: "C alto 3 no. 6."; bookplate of W.T. Smedley; purchased in 1924.
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
[Summa totius logicae Aristotelis] Logica Sancti Thome de Aquino.
Created / Published: 
Impressum Venetijs : Per Symone[m] dictu[m] Biuilaqua Papiensem, anno 1496, die xx. Maij.
Hamnet URL:
230 x 165 x 20 mm
Covering Material: 
Black sheepskin.
Sewn on two slit alum-tawed thongs recessed into the wooden boards and secured with wooden pins.
Primary endband sewn with linen thread over an alum-tawed thong, secondary sewing with green and red silk in a herringbone pattern.
Remnant of a single clasp catching on the back cover, catch plate remaining on the back cover and a large round domed nail remaining securing an unlined leather strap on the front cover. Evidence of five bosses, at the corners and in the center, probably light weight, as they were secured with small thin brass nails.
Decorative Description: 
Covers blind tooled to a four panel design, using a triple line fillet. At the corners of the outer border the lines are stopped by a "Y" pattern that links to the third panel. The outer panel is tooled with a hatched "S" curve roll. The second panel has staggered annular dots stamps. The third panel is filled with a repeated impression of a plant between cornucopia stamp. The center panel has four knotwork stamps at the corners and annular dots, there is a rhombus in the center made from the triple line fillet, and within the rhombus is a border tooled with a star cross stamp.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Bosses -- 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): 
Sheepskin bindings -- Italy -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Wooden boards -- Italy -- 15th century.