Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Open covers, STC 16636 copy 2.

Image Caption: 
Open covers, STC 16636 copy 2.
General Description: 
Mid 18th century English binding.
Country / Style: 
18th century (mid)
Call Number: 
STC 16636 copy 2
Inscription on front fly-leaf: "ex dono Jacob: Southeby Armige. 1722"; armorial bookplate of I. Mansel (motto "quod vult valde vult"); Sotheby sale 25 May 1905:437.
Llwyd, Humphrey, 1527-1568.
[Commentarioli Britannicae descriptionis fragmentum. English] The breuiary of Britayne. As this most noble, and renowmed iland, was of auncient time deuided into three kingdomes, England, Scotland and Wales. Contaynyng a learned discourse of the variable state, [and] alteration therof, vnder diuers, as wel natural: as forren princes, [and] conquerours. Together with the geographicall description of the same, such as nether by elder, nor later writers, the like hath been set foorth before. Writen in Latin by Humfrey Lhuyd of Denbigh, a Cambre Britayne, and lately Englished by Thomas Twyne, Gentleman.
Created / Published: 
[Imprinted at London : By Richard Iohnes: and are to be solde at his shop, ioynyng to the southwest doore of Paules Church], 1573.
Hamnet URL:
142 x 91 x 19 mm
Covering Material: 
Diced Russia calfskin.
Sewn on five single raised hemp cord supports.
Double-tiered green, yellow, and red silk.
Edge Treatment: 
Colored green.
End Papers: 
Stone pattern marble paper with a single combed wave in brown, green, red, light blue, yellow, and black.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are gilt with a variable-spaced triple line fillet border and a four flower on a pointille wave decorative roll. The spine is divided into six panels, all framed with gilt double lines. The title is gilt on a black leather label in the second panel. The date is gilt on a brown leather label in the third panel. An owner's crest of a feather with sash above four star bursts is gilt on a red leather label in the third panel. All the other panels have a "walking" flower gilt in the centers. The board edges and turn-ins are gilt with a rosette under arcs decorative roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Pointillé tooling -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Russia leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.