Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Early owner's inscription, 267233.

Image Caption: 
Early owner's inscription, 267233.
General Description: 
Early 18th century English binding, rebacked early with silver clasps.
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
18th century (early)
Call Number: 
267233
Provenance: 
Ownership signature on second fly leaf "Catherine Perry her Book June ye 22d 1768 ???". Signed "Mary Winsor 1830" at top of title page.
Author: 
Church of England.
Title: 
The Book of common prayer : and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church ; according to the use of the Church of England ; together with the Psalter of Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches.
Created / Published: 
Oxford : John Baskett, 1721.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=266172
Dimensions: 
159 x 92 x 61 mm
Covering Material: 
Black goatskin, "rebacked" with black goatskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on four single raised hemp cord supports with only the top and bottom support laced through the rope boards from left to right.
Headbands: 
Linen thread with a front bead sewn over a hemp cord core.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Two blank flyleaves and a combed nonpareil marble paper flyleaf and paste-down in red, blue, yellow, and green colors. The front does not have the marble paper.
Closures: 
Two silver fore-edge clasps hinging from the front cover and catching on the back. Solid metal hasps catching on silver pin catch plates.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were gilt with a two panel design. The outer frame is gilt with a single line fillet and the inner frame was gilt with a variable spaced triple line fillet. At angles in the outer panel is a small tulip topped fleuron. The spine is divided into five panels, each gilt with a triple line fillet frame, each filled with scroll corner brackets and a gilt rhombus stamp with fleur de lis tips.
Other Details: 
"I believe the rebacking was done after one of the three texts was added to the binding. The tooling on the spine is off-center and the tooling on the covers show a finished gold tooling that has been modified during the rebacking. The clasps would have been added after the last text block was added." --J. Franklin Mowery, 2012.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Clasps -- England -- 18th century.