Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Inside front paste-down, M1711.

Image Caption: 
Inside front paste-down, M1711.
General Description: 
A binding by the Club Bindery for Robert Hoe, 1900. Mustard goatskin over millboards with red goatskin onlays and gold tooling.
Club Bindery.
Call Number: 
Robert Hoe (1839-1909), bookplate; his sale, Anderson Auction Company, April 24, 1911, lot 2270, where H. C. Folger purchased this book.
Mennes, John, Sir, 1599-1671.
Musarum deliciƦ: or, The Muses recreation ...
Created / Published: 
London : printed by H.G. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his shop, at the signe of the Anchor in the New Exchange, 1656.
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Technical Description: 
Sewn on five raised cords. Two plain and one made marbled endpapers and marbled pastedowns. Spine rounded and backed. Gilt edges. Double head- and tailbands worked in green, pink, and cream silk. Boards back cornered. Mitered corners. Head- and tailcaps tied round. Polished covers.
144 x 93 x 9 mm.
Decorative Description: 
Onlay on upper and lower covers of red calfskin to a type of Oxford border, framed by three-line fillet. Onlays embellished with floral volutes and other small tools. Spine has eight red goatskin onlays. Each compartment filled with gilt tooling; title is in the second, date and place of publication in the last. Edges of boards and turn-ins tooled with two-line fillets and decorative rolls. "CLUB BINDERY 1900" is centered on bottom front turn-in.
Other Details: 
Wealthy American collectors, most of them members of the Grolier Club, organized this bindery in 1895 with the object of executing in this country fine bindings that might rival those produced in Europe. Edwin Babcock Holden (d. 1906) was the original guiding spirit of the Club Bindery. The first craftsmen were Frank Mansell and R. W. Smith, both of English origin, but soon French binders were added to the staff.
O. A. Bierstadt, The Library of Robert Hoe, New York, 1895; E. A. Thompson and L. Thompson, The Story of the Club Bindery, Urbana, 1956.
Folger 15:8 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, New York, 1992).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Decorated papers -- United States -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- United States -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- United States -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- United States -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- United States -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Marbled papers -- United States -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Turn-ins -- United States -- 19th century.