Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: spine

Image Caption: 
spine
General Description: 
late 17th century French? Armorial binding with the unidentified coat of arms
Country / Style: 
France?
Period: 
17th century (late)
Call Number: 
DH106 M3 1670 Cage fo.
Title: 
L'Histoire des Pays-Bas D'Emanuel de Meteren
Created / Published: 
1670
Dimensions: 
359 x 226 x 103 mm
Covering Material: 
mottled dark brown calfskin
Sewing: 
sewn on six single raised hemp cord supports laced straight though the paste-boards
Headbands: 
missing but remnants of a blue/ green silk thread extant
Edge Treatment: 
speckled red and brown
End Papers: 
single blank flyleaf and paste-down with recycled French manuscript reinforcement underneath.
Decorative Description: 
The cover are decorated with only the gilt coat of arms on the front cover, Crest with three crescents, supported by two eagles with a marquis coronet helm. The spine is divided into seven panels, the title is gilt on a burgundy red leather label in the second panel. All the other panels are framed with gilt double lines filled with overlapping scroll volute corner brackets and a three flower stamp, in the center is a rhombus shaped decorative stamp with tulips, leaves, and flowers all tied into a bouquet. The board edges are gilt with unidentifiable decorative roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Mottled calf bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- France -- 17th century.