Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Back cover, STC 4503 copy 1.

Image Caption: 
Back cover, STC 4503 copy 1.
General Description: 
Late 16th century English armorial vellum binding with the arms of Queen Elizabeth I.
Country / Style: 
16th century (late)
Call Number: 
STC 4503 copy 1
Inscription of Leonard Bawtree; booklabel of Charles Whibley; Harmsworth copy.
Camden, William, 1551-1623.
Britannia siue Florentissimorum regnorum, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Hiberniæ, et insularum adiacentium ex intima antiquitate chorographica descriptio, authore Guilielmo Camdeno.
Created / Published: 
Londini : per Radulphum Newbery. Cum gratia & priuilegio Regiæ Maiestatis, 1586.
Hamnet URL:
184 x 103 x 49 mm
Covering Material: 
Calfskin vellum.
Sewn on four alum tawed supports cut off at the shoulders, then covered with an 8 mm wide strip of vellum that was sewn over the alum tawed supports to the text-block and were used to lace the text-block to the vellum covers through the joints.
Edge Treatment: 
Colored a light (lime) green.
End Papers: 
A four leaf section was sewn and one sheet was used as the paste-down.
Decorative Description: 
The cover was tooled to a two panel design with the frames gilt with a single line fillet. At angles in the outer panel are gilt fleurons. In the centre of the inner panel is a small gilt coat of arms of Queen Elizabeth I. The spine was divided into five panels with single gilt lines tooled above and below the bands. In the center of the panels is a small gilt acorn on a stem stamp. In the top panel is a later inked author and title.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Armorial bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Vellum bindings -- England -- 16th century.