LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Coat of arms (detail), E198A.5.
Mid 17th century Irish armorial binding with the coat of arms of the Commonwealth.
Country / Style:
17th century (mid)
Inscribed on paste-downs and endpapers: "Hamon L'estrange" (also Hammond, L'estrang): see Alumni Cantab.; "Edward L'estrange"; "Joshua Hickman"; "Thomas", "Humphry".
England and Wales. Parliament.
[Proceedings, 1643-1650] Ordinances of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament: for the leavying of moneys by way of excise and new-impost. Ordered by the Commons in Parliament assembled, that this ordinance be forthwith printed and published. H. Elsynge Cler. Parl. D. Com
Created / Published:
London : printed by Matthew Simmons, and Gartrude Dawson, 1651.
276 x 189 x 19 mm
Black calfskin, repaired with black goatskin.
Sewn on four flat alum tawed thongs.
Green and white linen thread sewn with a front bead over a reed core.
Single blank flyleaf and paste-down.
The covers were tooled with a gilt double line fillet border with a gilt pointille tulip stamp tooled at angles. In the center of the covers is a gilt coat of arms of the Commonwealth of Ireland (a garland wreath surrounding a Cross shield and a harp in a shield). The smooth spine is too deteriorated to discern a pattern other than that it had seven panels framed by a gilt double line and the title was gilt in the second panel.