Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Endpapers, STC 5641.

Image Caption: 
Endpapers, STC 5641.
General Description: 
Late 18th century Irish (?) diced Russian leather binding, probably by William McKenzie of Dublin.
McKenzie, William, fl. 1783-1817.
Country / Style: 
18th century (late)
Call Number: 
STC 5641
William Herbert copy; White Knights library; bookplate of John Towneley; bookplate initialed "R.W."; Britwell Court sale, June 1919:166; collated at Quaritch 7 July 1919; Harmsworth copy
Valla, Lorenzo, 1407-1457.
[De falso credita et ementita Constantini donatione declamatio. English] A treatyse of the donation or gyfte and endowme[n]t of possessyons, gyuen and graunted vnto Syluester pope of Rhome, by Constantyne emperour of Rome, [and] what truth is in the same grau[n]t thou mayst se, and rede ye iugement of certayne great lerned men, whose names on the other page of this leafe done appere
Created / Published: 
[Imprynted at London : By Thomas Godfray [for William Marshall, 1534]]
Hamnet URL:
237 x 173 x 14 mm
Covering Material: 
Chestnut color diced Russia calfskin.
Five recessed supports.
Double tiered silk thread with front bead in white, green and red color.
Edge Treatment: 
Mottle-stained with a yellow back ground with red and green irregular splotches, clearly evoking the colors and pattern of the marble paper endpapers.
End Papers: 
Stone pattern marble paper in red, yellow-red, and gray.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are gilt with an interwoven scroll broad leaf and vine with flower decorative roll. The smooth spine is divided into six panels by an intertwined wave between pin-dot rows decorative roll. The title is gilt on a green leather label in the second panel and the author is gilt on green leather label in the fourth panel. All other panels are filled with an oval stamp of a steeple with a laurel leaf spray at the top and a ground and flame coming from the bottom. Above and below the center stamp is an oval filled with a quatrefoil and flanked by anthemion. The board edges are gilt with a decorative roll.
Similar to #211 in Bookbinding in the British Isles Part II, Maggs Bros Ltd. Catalogue 1075.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- Ireland -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Decorated papers -- Ireland -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Ireland -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Marbled papers -- Ireland -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Russia leather bindings -- Ireland -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Turn-ins -- Ireland -- 18th century.