Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Spine, STC 13447.2 copy 1.

Image Caption: 
Spine, STC 13447.2 copy 1.
General Description: 
Late 18th century English binding, possibly by Christian Kalthoeber.
Kalthoeber, Christian Samuel, 1752-1819.
Country / Style: 
18th century (late)
Call Number: 
STC 13447.2 copy 1
Inscriptions on front free endpaper: 'Purchased at the Sale of Heber's Library' [Richard Heber] and 'Imported by R. H. Johnson from Ellis London in 1871 for me Ogden Goelet'; bookplates of John Cole (motto 'deum cole regem serva'); Ogden Goelet (motto 'ex candore decus'); and Frederick W. Dau, Westport, Conn. U.S.A.; clipping of bookseller's decription of this copy pasted to front free endpaper.
Mirrour for magistrates. The falles of vnfortunate princes. Being a true chronicle historie of the vntimely death of such princes and men of note, as haue happened since the first entrance of brute into this iland, vntill this our latter age. Whereunto is added the famous life and death of Queene Elizabeth, with a declaration of all the warres, battels and sea-fights, during her raigne: wherein at large is described the battell of 88. with the particular seruice of all such ships, and men of note in that action.
Created / Published: 
At London : imprinted by Felix Kyngston for Thomas Adams, 1619.
Hamnet URL:
204 x 145 x 43 mm
Covering Material: 
Diced Russia rebacked in brown calfskin.
Sewn on four recessed hemp cords.
Double-tiered with a front bead sewn over rolled paper cores in rose, green, and blue silk.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Dull brown flyleaves and paste-down with one blank extra flyleaf.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were tolled to a three panel design with the frames of the borders tooled with a blind tooled double line fillet, stopped at the outer and middle with a small quatrefoil stamp. Inside the middle and inner frame is a gilt single line fillet stopped with a gilt dot. The inner frame is stopped with a large star-filled circle stamp. The outer panel is filled with a blind tooled drawer handle and laurel decorative roll. The corners are blind tooled with a quatrefoil stamp surrounded by circles and trefoils. The middle panel is filled with a repeated blind tooled curved trefoil stamp with rosettes tooled in-between. The inner panel has a blind tooled line, pin-dot and wave decorative roll, stopped with the large star filled circle stamp with a blind tooled fleuron tooled at angles. The center is tooled with a center design built up of multiple tools, double drawer handle curve, circles, fleurons, acorn on stems all around a large circle filled with a twelve petal rosette. The smooth spine is divided into six panels by blind tooled double lines with leafy vine roll. The author and title is gilt in the second panel the other panels are blind tooled filled with corner volute brackets with saltier corners and a fleurons in the center. The board edges were gilt with pin-dot crosshatched corners connected by a single gilt line fillet. The turn-in is gilt with a single gilt line fillet.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Russia leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.