LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Inside front covers, STC 11638 copy 2.
Early 19th century English binding bound by Charles Lewis.
Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836.
Country / Style:
19th century (early)
STC 11638 copy 2
Bookplate of Revd. J. M. Rice (motto: 'gwell pwyll nag aur'); Henry W. Sewall copy.
Gascoigne, George, d. 1577.
[Works] The vvhole woorkes of George Gascoigne Esquyre: newlye compyled into one volume, that is to say: his flowers, hearbes, weedes, the fruites of warre, the comedie called Supposes, the tragedie of Iocasta, the Steele glasse, the complaint of Phylomene, the storie of Ferdinando Ieronimi, and the pleasure at Kenelworth Castle.
Created / Published:
London : imprinted by Abell Ieffes [for R. Smith], dwelling at the Fore Streéte, without Creéplegate, neere vnto Grubstréete, 1587.
189 x 139 x 29 mm
Diced Russia leather, rebacked with brown goatskin by Robert Lunow 1955.
Double-tiered headbands with a front bead sewn with brown silk thread.
Gilt on all three edges.
New blank and light green flyleaves, original dark blue doublure.
The covers are blind tooled with a wide single line fillet border. At the corners is a floral curve and a large floriated curve with small leafy tools and circle stamps underneath an intertwining gouge border. In the center of the covers is an octagonal frame bordered on the inside with small drawer handle tools. Inside the frame is an intricate twelve-sided design tooled with volutes and small tools. The new spine is gilt with the title and author and date and blind tooled tulips. The board edges are blind tooled with a solid and pin-dot crosshatched decorative roll. The turn-ins are blind tooled with a wide anthemion decorative roll.
Exact same binding as STC 11645 copy 2, and similar turn-in tooling as STC 12151.