Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Fore-edge, STC 25259.

Image Caption: 
Fore-edge, STC 25259.
General Description: 
A binding by Francis Bedford, with Elizabethan style gauffering, ca. 1850. Black goatskin over millboards with gilt decoration. Gilt and gauffered edges.
Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883.
Country / Style: 
England, London
ca. 1850
Call Number: 
STC 25259
Sale of the stock of W. J. Leighton, Sotheby's, November 14, 1918, lot 800; Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth (1870-1937).
Werdmü̈ller, Otto, 1511-1552.
[Kleintot, von trost und hilff. English]. A spirituall, and most precious pearle ...
Created / Published: 
Printed at London : By Robert Robinson, 1593.
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Technical Description: 
Sewn on five thin raised cords, with made marbled endpapers and pastedowns with one plain endpaper. Rounded and backed spine. Double head- and tailbands worked in brown, white, and pink silk. Boards back cornered. Head- and tailcaps tied round. Mitered corners. Plated covers.
98 x 72 x19 mm.
Decorative Description: 
Edges gilt and gauffered in an interlaced herringbone design. Binding, signed "BOUND BY F. BEDFORD," is decorated with gilt corner tools which in turn form a centerpiece set on a seme of stars. Border comprises a roll and two-line fillet. Full gilt spine. Edges of the boards and turn-ins gilt with fillet and roll.
Other Details: 
The gilt gauffering on this little binding resembles the edge decoration on Constantius Felicius, The Conspiracie of Catiline, London, John Waley, [1557], bound ca. 1560-65.
Folger 9:13 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, New York, 1992).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Decorated edges -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gauffered edges -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gilt edges -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 19th century.