LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Open covers, V.b.139.
Early 17th century English stationary binding with decorative rolls.
Country / Style:
17th century (early)
Petway, Mary, fl. 1628-1631.
Downe, William Pope, Earl of, 1573-1631.
Household account book of William Pope, Earl of Downe, kept by Mary Petway [manuscript], 1628-1631.
Created / Published:
Early 17th century.
453 x 195 x 55 mm
Sewn with long stitches through a vellum spine liner that is then attached to the covers with four twisted vellum tackets laced through the covers and three leather straps that are further attached to the cover with criss-cross vellum tackets.
Gauffered with a herringbone pattern.
Evidence of two brown fore-edge ties, and a strap and buckle hinging from the back cover and attaching on the front cover. Only the front cover buckle is extant.
The covers are divided into multiple panels with the panels framed with blind tooled triple line fillets. The panels are blind tooled with two Heraldic design decorative rolls (Oldham, Panel XLV, HE. A(4) #738; and HE. A(8) #740) and one medallion head roll (not in Oldham) portraits facing left in oval frames with a shield underneath filled with crossed keys. The flat spine is divided into seven panels by triple line fillets with four panels filled with portions of the Heraldic design decorative rolls.
Oldham, Panel XLV, HE. A(4) #738 and A(8) #740.
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.,Calf bindings -- England -- 17th century.,Fillet tools -- England -- 17th century.,Furniture -- England -- 17th century.,Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.,Ties -- England -- 17th century.