Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Open covers, STC 12476.

Image Caption: 
Open covers, STC 12476.
General Description: 
Late 16th century English binding with owner's monogram T P.
Country / Style: 
16th century (late)
Call Number: 
STC 12476
Inscription on front paste-down: 'Roberte Clayton'; Britwell Court shelfmark, '9.E.4.'; Britwell sale, 31 January 1921:pt.2,93; collated by Max Privett at Quaritch, 27 January 1921; Harmsworth copy.
Brè€s, Guy de, 1522-1567.
[Baston de la foy chrestienne. English] The staffe of Christian faith, profitable to all Christians, for to arme themselues agaynst the enimies of the Gospell: and also for to knowe the antiquitie of our holy fayth, and of the true Church. Gathered out of the vvorks of the ancient doctors of the church, and of the councels, and many other doctors, vvhose names you shall see here follovving. Translated out of Frenche into English, by Iohn Brooke of Ashe next Sandvviche. With a table to finde out all that which is contayned in the booke.
Created / Published: 
Imprinted at London : by Iohn Daye, dwelling ouer Aldersgate, Anno. 1577.
Hamnet URL:
150 x 96 x 29 mm
Covering Material: 
Black calfskin, with brown calfskin repair on the spine.
Sewn on four single raised alum tawed supports laced straight through the boards.
Linen thread with front bead.
Edge Treatment: 
Title penned in ink on the fore-edge.
End Papers: 
Two leaf signature reinforced with a recycled manuscript vellum guard, on leaf adhered over as the paste-down.
Evidence of two fore-edge ties.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were tooled to a two panel design with the frames blind tooled with a variable width triple line fillet. At angles in the outer panel is a gilt tulip on a leafy base. In the center is a gilt triple acorn bouquet in a vase with the gilt initials T P on either side. The spine is divided into five panels with new single gilt lines above and below the bands and with new title and author and date gilt on black leather labels in the second and fourth panels (not original). In the center of the other panels is a new gilt star stamp.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Ties -- England -- 16th century.