Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Inside front covers, STC 10550.

Image Caption: 
Inside front covers, STC 10550.
General Description: 
Mid 18th century English binding, a half-goatskin with calfskin sides.
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
18th century (mid)
Call Number: 
STC 10550
Provenance: 
inscription on t.p.: 'Granby'; James West copy; bookplate of Mark Masterman Sykes; on front free endpaper: shelfmark of Britwell Court, '67.A.5.'; Britwell sale, June 1919:442; collated by Max Privett at Quaritch, 7 July 1919; Harmsworth copy
Author: 
Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598.
Title: 
[Discours merveilleux de la vie, actions, et déportemens de Catherine de Médicis. English] A mervaylous discourse vpon the lyfe, deedes, and behaviours of Katherine de Medicis, Queene mother: vvherin are displayed the meanes vvhich she hath practised to atteyne vnto the vsurping of the kingedome of France, and to the bringing of the estate of the same vnto vtter ruine and destruction.
Created / Published: 
At Heydelberge [i.e. London : Printed by H. Middleton?], 1575.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=159025
Dimensions: 
147 x 91 x 20 mm
Covering Material: 
Half bound in green goatskin spine with brown calfskin sides.
Sewing: 
Sewn on four single raised hemp supports with only the first and last laced through the boards.
Headbands: 
Green and red linen thread with a front bead.
Edge Treatment: 
Red speckled.
End Papers: 
Three blank flyleaves and a single blue paste-down.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are gilt with a single line fillet border. The spine is divided into five panels with a gilt double line with pin-dot line in-between tooled above and below the bands. Katherine of Medicis is gilt on a dark green leather label in the second panel. The date 1575 is gilt on a dark green leather label in the third panel. Mary Quene of Scottes is gilt on a dark green leather label in the fourth panel. The top and bottom panels are filled with a gilt grid pattern, with a gilt fern tip beneath a arc decorative roll tooled at the top and bottom panels and along the board edges.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Quarter bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Turn-ins -- England -- 18th century.