Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, STC 4547.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, STC 4547.
General Description: 
Early 17th century English, sheepskin "Cambridge style" binding
Country / Style: 
17th century (early)
Call Number: 
STC 4547
Harmsworth, R. Leicester (Robert Leicester), Sir, 1870-1937, former owner.
Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620.
Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620. The third and fourth booke of ayres: composed by Thomas Campian. So as they may be expressed by one voyce, with a violl, lute, or orpharion.
Created / Published: 
London : Printed by Thomas Snodham. Cum priuilegio, [1617?]
Hamnet URL:
320 x 195 x 20 mm
Covering Material: 
Sepia sheepskin, stained dark brown.
Sewn on six single raised hemp cords laced through the boards straight.
Edge Treatment: 
Traces of red sprinkles.
End Papers: 
Evidence of a paste-down and flyleaf at the front and a multi leaf section at the back which has been used for manuscript annotations.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled with a double line fillet to create the panel design. The outer and innermost panel are stained dark. At angles are traces of indistinct triangular fleuron stamps. The spine is divided into seven panels. Faint traces of double initials "W" are tooled in the second panel along with a thin line pattern pallet.
Other Details: 
Two large red imprints, from paper ream wrappers, used during recycling and the manufacture of the paste boards: one of the Seven Provinces and the other of the coat of arms of Amsterdam with cartouche of "Fyn Papier".
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sheepskin bindings -- England -- 17th century.