Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Open covers, STC 2646.

Image Caption: 
Open covers, STC 2646.
General Description: 
Mid 17th century English miniature gilt panel stamped binding.
Country / Style: 
17th century (mid)
Call Number: 
STC 2646
Gift of Bertita E. Compton in memory of the Reverend William Meade Brown, Jr.; Britwell Court copy.
Sternhold, Thomas, d. 1549.
[Whole book of Psalms] The vvhole booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meeter by Thomas Sternhold, Ioh. Hopkins, and others.
Created / Published: 
London : Imprinted for the Company of Stationers, 1633.
Hamnet URL:
84 x 54 x 25 mm
Covering Material: 
Light brown calfskin.
Sewn on two recessed alum tawed supports.
Linen thread with a front bead over a reed core with a white and red silk braided ribbon page marker.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Bifolio folded, creating a guard adhered under paste-down and leaving a single flyleaf.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were gilt with a fern-tip on a line decorative roll frame. The cover is filled with a gilt pin-dot ground, and arabesque strapwork panel stamp. The front cover has the letter J gilt in the center of the panel stamp. The spine is divided into four panels with fern-tip on a line decorative rolls. The panels are gilt with three rows of dots and ovals on a line. The board edges are gilt with a pin-dot roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Interlace bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Panel-stamped bindings -- England -- 17th century.