LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Spine, PR 2752 1747b copy 1 Sh. Col.
Mid 18th century Dublin, Ireland armorial prize binding.
Country / Style:
18th century (mid)
PR 2752 1747b copy 1 Sh. Col.
Prize bookplate of Trinity College, Dublin lettered with names and dates in ms.: Ingenuo magnaeque spei adolescenti Danieli Holroyd propter insignes in artibus progressus. In classe secunda ... Examinatione habita initio termini sta Trinitatis An. Dom. 1755, quod testor H. Mercier Pral. Primarus. Autograph: M. Balfour. Full calf prize bindings with gilt armorial devices on front and back covers (motto: Dublin Coll Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis Reg Elizab Juxta). Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Folger.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
[Plays. 1747] The works of Shakespear : in eight volumes : the genuine text (collated with all the former editions, and then corrected and emended) is here settled, being restored from the blunders of the first editors, and the interpolations of the two last : with a comment and notes, critical and explanatory / by Mr. Pope and Mr. Warburton.
Created / Published:
Dublin : Printed for R. Owen; J. Leathley; G. and A. Ewing; W. and J. Smith; G. Faulkner; P. Crampton; A. Bradley; T. Moore; E. and J. Exshaw, MDCCXLVII 
176 x 103 x 28 mm
Sewn on five single raised single supports. Only three supports were laced straight through the boards.
Pink and white linen thread with front bead.
Two flyleaves and double paste-down with bottom leaf torn away in an arc pattern.
Simply gilt with the coat of arms of the city of Dublin blocked in the center of the cover. The spine is divided into six panels with the abbreviation of the author and title and volume gilt on a red leather label in the second panel. The board edges are blind tooled with a arc filled decorative roll.