LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Endpapers and edge decoration, STC 1764.2.
Late 18th century English blind tooled binding.
Country / Style:
18th century (late)
Sir Edward Sullivan - Harmsworth copy.
Becon, Thomas, 1512-1567.
The sicke mans salue. Wherein all faithfull christians maie learne both how to behaue themselues patientlie and thankfullie in the time of sicknesse, and also vertuouslie to dispose their temporall goods, and finallie to prepare themselues gladlie and godlie to die. Made by Thomas Beacon.
Created / Published:
London : printed by the assignes of Richard Daie, 1587.
144 x 93 x 26 mm
Sewn on three recessed hemp cords with four false raised bands on the spine.
Pink and white linen thread with front bead over a hemp cord core.
Single blank flyleaf and a drab pink/brown flyleaf and paste-down.
The covers were blind tooled with a decorative border with a double line fillet frame with a covered anthemion and tulip roll, with an ornament tooled at angles. The spine is divided into five panels with the title gilt in the second panel. The other panels are tooled with tools that were too hot and overly darkened the leather. The panels were filled with corner brackets the center tooled with small floral tools and hollow dots. Across the top of the bands is a crossed pattern. The board edges and turn-ins were blind tooled with the covered anthemion and tulip roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 18th century.