Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Fore-edge, STC 10908.2.

Image Caption: 
Fore-edge, STC 10908.2.
General Description: 
Mid 16th century English binding with gilt initials E K.
Country / Style: 
16th century (mid)
Call Number: 
STC 10908.2
Harmsworth copy.
Imitatio Christi. English. The folovving of Christe, translated out of Latin into Englishe, newely corrected and amended vvherevnto also is added the golden epistle of saint Bernard.
Created / Published: 
[Imprinted at London : in Paules Churche-yarde at the signe of the holye Ghost, by John Cawood printer to the Queenes Maiestie], The second of December, Anno. 1566.
Hamnet URL:
149 x 95 x 51 mm
Covering Material: 
Black calfskin.
Sewn on four single raised alum tawed supports laced straight through the paste-boards.
Linen thread with a front bead sewn over an alum tawed core.
Edge Treatment: 
Three line inked fore-edge inscription: "vij [7] sermons for the the vij [7] salmes of David with the following of Cryste & the Golden Epistle of St. Bernard".
End Papers: 
Single folio flyleaf with loose hooked recycled vellum guard, separate paste-down, front flyleaves missing.
Evidence of two fore-edge ties.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were tooled with a two panel design. The frames were blind-tooled with a variable width triple line fillet. At angles in the outer panel are worn indistinct gilt fleurons. In the center panel are large gilt initials E K on either side of a gilt fleuron (very worn). The spine is divided into five panels with traces of blind tooling at the head and tail panels, and with small gilt florets in the center of the panels (also very worn).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 16th century.