Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Inside front cover sewing and lacing, STC 4478 copy 2.

Image Caption: 
Inside front cover sewing and lacing, STC 4478 copy 2.
General Description: 
Early 17th century Cambridge limp vellum binding.
Country / Style: 
17th century (early)
Call Number: 
STC 4478 copy 2
initials "A Y" on endpapers; Heber - Lonsdale copy.
University of Cambridge.
Cantabrigiensium dolor & solamen: seu decessio beatissimi Regis Iacobi pacifici: et successio augustissimi Regis Caroli: Magnæ Britanniæ, Galliæ, & Hiberniæ monarchæ.
Created / Published: 
[Cambridge] : Excudebat Cantrellus Legge, almæ matris Cantabrigiæ typographus, MDCXXV. [1625].
Hamnet URL:
191 x 144 x 7 mm
Covering Material: 
Calfskin vellum.
Oversewn through 10 holes the three alum tawed lacings were pierced behind the over sewing and used to attach the text-block to the limp vellum covers (now broken)
Edge Treatment: 
Speckled red.
End Papers: 
Two blank flyleaves.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were gilt with a two panel design. The frames were tooled with a fern-tip decorative roll on a line with small tulip style fleurons at angles in the outer panel. In the center of the inner panel is a ornamental arrangement with the tulip style fleuron and a tulip on a half spray all around a small flame starburst. Inked on the front and back covers is the mongram AY, joined together. The spine is divided into five panels with the fern-tip decorative roll on a line, with the small flame starburst in the center of the panels.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Turn-ins -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Vellum bindings -- England -- 17th century.