Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Open covers, STC 2698.

Image Caption: 
Open covers, STC 2698.
General Description: 
Mid 17th century English striated lozenge binding.
Country / Style: 
17th century (mid)
Call Number: 
STC 2698
Inscriptions of Abigail Guilford, 1666; Selina Shirley Heathcote copy.
Sternhold, Thomas, d. 1549.
[Whole book of Psalms] The whole booke of Psalmes: collected into English meter by Tho. Sternhold, Io. Hopkins, W. Whittingham, and others, conferred with the Hebrew, with apt notes to sing them withall. Newly set forth, and allowed to bee sung in all churches,…
Created / Published: 
London : Imprinted by I. L[egat] for the Company of Stationers, 1640.
Hamnet URL:
109 x 52 x 23 mm
Covering Material: 
Black goatskin.
Sewn on three recessed alum tawed (pink colored on one side) supports laced straight though the boards.
Silver wire thread and white silk headband with front bead over a dark rolled core.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt and gauffered on all three edges, with pointille fleurons and five pointed stars.
End Papers: 
Single bifolio flyleaf, no paste-downs.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were gilt all over with a back to back fern-tip decorative border frame. The inner panel is filled with striated lozenges and full and half rosette centered fleurons with stars centered in the vertical voids. The smooth spine is tooled like the cover with the exception that the voids are filled with a eight pointed starburst stamp. The board edges are gilt with an egg roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.