Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: inside front cover marble paper

Image Caption: 
inside front cover marble paper
General Description: 
Late 17th century English binding possibly by Richard Balley
Balley, Richard, fl. end of 17th cent.
Country / Style: 
17th century (late)
Call Number: 
autograph of Robert Bromley; engraved armorial bookplate of Henry Bromley, Abberley Lodge (motto "fide sed cui vide"); engraved armorial bookplate of Ormathwaite (motto "veritas et virtus vincunt")
Walsh, William, 1663-1708.
A dialogue concerning women, being a defence of the sex. Written to Eugenia.
Created / Published: 
London : printed for R. Bentley in Russel-street in Covent-Garden, and J. Tonson at the Judge's-Head in Chancery-Lane, 1691.
Hamnet URL:
178 x 115 x 17 mm
Covering Material: 
red goatskin
sewn on five single raised hemp cord supports all laced straight through the boards
blue and white with a front bead sewn over a rolled core
Edge Treatment: 
gilt on all three edges
End Papers: 
two blank flyleaves and a single combed marble paper flyleaf and paste-down in red, blue and yellow colors
Decorative Description: 
the covers have a gilt variable spaced triple line filled border with an all-over design. At the corners are three floral volutes and a fleuron and dots within a 3/4 circle. The same floral volutes are tooled together in the center of the cover around a grouping of four fleuron and dots within a 3/4 circle. The rest of the cover is gilt with leafy and floral stems extending from curled handled vases, with gilt dots filling in the spaces. The spine is divided into six panels with gilt variable spaced triple lines tooled all along the joints and above and below the raised bands. The panels are filled with decorative tooling from portions of the floral volutes. The board edges are gilt with a decorative roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Decorated papers -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Marbled papers -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Turn-ins -- England -- 17th century.