Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Coat of arms (detail), STC 3178 copy 1.

Image Caption: 
Coat of arms (detail), STC 3178 copy 1.
General Description: 
19th century English goatskin binding with coat of arms of Griswold.
Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883.
Country / Style: 
19th century
Call Number: 
STC 3178 copy 1
A.W. Griswold - Marshall Clifford Lefferts copy
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
[De casibus virorum illustrium. English] The tragedies, gathered by Ihon Bochas, of all such princes as fell from theyr estates throughe the mutability of fortune since the creacion of Adam, vntil his time: wherin may be seen what vices bring menne to destruccion, wyth notable warninges howe the like may be auoyded. Translated into Englysh by Iohn Lidgate, monke of Burye.
Created / Published: 
Imprinted at London : by Iohn Wayland, at the signe of the Sunne oueragainst the Conduite in Flete-strete. Cum priuilegio per septennium, [1554?]
Hamnet URL:
331 x 224 x 35 mm
Covering Material: 
Dark brown goatskin.
Sewn on six supports (raised or recessed?).
Double tiered with a front bead sewn with sepia, beige and brown silk.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Two flyleaves and paste-down.
Decorative Description: 
Tooled in simple panel with the frames gilt and blind tooled, created with a variable width blind tooled triple line fillet, with the outer thin line re-tooled and gilt. At angles between the outer and inner frame at angles is a gilt acorn and four leaf stem stamp. In the center is the gilt Griswold arms. The spine is divided into seven panels with gilt text in the second, third and fourth panels; all others have a cone with crowning florets stamp in the center tooled within a gilt and blind tooled frame. At the top and bottom is a gilt broad leaf on a vine decorative roll. The edges of the boards are gilt with a single line fillet and the turn-ins are gilt with a double line fillet.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Armorial bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold blocked bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 19th century.