LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Front cover and spine, STC 4865.
Late 18th century Irish binding with the crest of Frederick Trench on the spine.
Country / Style:
18th century (late)
Armorial bookplate of Frederick Trench.
[Geomance. English] The geomancie of Maister Christopher Cattan Gentleman. With the wheele of Pythagoras: a booke no lesse pleasant and recreatiue, then of a wittie inuention, to know all things, past, present, and to come. Newly corrected, and enlarged, with many necessarie and profitable additions. Translated out of French into our English tongue. By Francis Sparry.
Created / Published:
London : printed by E. A[llde], for Edward White, and are to be solde at his shop neere the little North doore of Saint Paules Church, at the signe of the Gun, 1608.
183 x 128 x 21 mm
Speckled brown sheepskin.
Sewn on five single raised hemp cords with only the first, third, and fifth laced through the boards.
Thick pink and white silk thread with front bead sewn over a rolled paper core.
Stone marble paper in blue, black, burgundy, pink and yellow color, flyleaf and paste-down, also with a single blank flyleaf.
The covers are simply tooled with a gilt double line fillet border. The spine is divided into six panels with the author and title gilt on a red leather label in the second panel. The date is gilt on a black leather label in the third panel. All the panels are framed with gilt double line and a crosshatched line in the middle. The remaining panels have the crest of Frederick Trench (an armored sinister couped arm grasping a scimitar) gilt in the center with six petal flower at the corners.
Frederick Trench, 1st Baron Ashtown (17 September 1755 -1 May 1840) was an Irish politician.
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Armorial bindings -- Ireland -- 18th century.