Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Decorated fore-edge

Image Caption: 
Decorated fore-edge
General Description: 
Early 17th century German armorial binding with the coat of arms of Franz Gottfried von Troilo
Country / Style: 
17th century (early)
Call Number: 
STC 25604
inscription on t.p.: "Ex lib. Fran. Gud. Troili de Lessots. Ac. 16[16?]" [Franz Gottfried von Troilo]; Harmsworth copy
Preston, Thomas, 1563-1640.
Appendix ad Disputationem theologicam de Iuramento fidelitatis. In quo [sic] omnia argumenta, quæ à Francisco Suarez celeberrimo Societatis Iesu Theologo pro potestate papali principes deponendi, & contra recens Fidelitatis iuramentu[m] allata sunt, dilucidè examinantur. A Rogero Widdringtono Catholico Anglo
Created / Published: 
Albionopoli [i.e. London] : apud Ruardum Phigrum [i.e. Edward Griffin], anno Salutis. 1616.
Hamnet URL:
155 x 94 x 36 mm
Covering Material: 
Black sheepskin over paste-boards.
Sewn on four double raised hemp cord supports.
Endband beige, and white linen thread with a front bead sewn over a vellum wrapped cord attached to the boards.
Edge Treatment: 
Stenciled pink with an S scroll and rosette pattern over a striped pink and natural edge. The top has an ink inscription with the title, and on the bottom edge there is a triumphant cross with orb.
End Papers: 
Single blank flyleaf and paste-down.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are tooled with an outer frame of triple line fillets with an S scroll and triple line decorative roll tooled in-between. At angles are gilt a three flower stamp. In the center of the front cover is the coat of arms of Franz Gottfried von Troilo (crowned lion crest above a helm on a shield, with acanthus supporters, surrounded by a wide laurel wreath, with the initial "T" tooled above). On the back cover is the same boarder and initial "T" but with a different crest of a Phoenix on a nest of twigs that is in flames, with the motto "Unita Semper…."
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Decorated edges -- Germany -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Painted edges -- Germany -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sheepskin bindings -- Germany -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Stained edges -- Germany -- 17th century.