Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover rubbing, BF1520 W4 P8 1577 cage.

Image Caption: 
Front cover rubbing, BF1520 W4 P8 1577 cage.
General Description: 
Late 16th century German decorative roll alum tawed binding.
Country / Style: 
16th century (late)
Call Number: 
BF1520 W4 P8 1577 cage
Inscription on front paste-down endpaper: "Ex libris Samüelis M. Bölöui an[no] 1787 die 25ta Januar Kuttenberg. Extensive ms. bibliographical passage in an early hand on verso of front free endpaper. T.p. with numerous scribblings. Underscoring and numerous ms. notes throughout text.
Weyer, Johann, 1515-1588.
[De praestigiis daemonum] Ioannis Vvieri De praestigiis daemonum, & incantationibus ac ueneficiis libri sex, postrema editione quinta aucti & recogniti ; accessit Liber apologeticus ; et Pseudomonarchia daemonum : cum rerum ac uerborum copioso indice.
Created / Published: 
Basileae : Ex Officina Oporiniana, 1577.
Hamnet URL:
266 x 195 x 50 mm
Covering Material: 
Alum tawed pigskin.
Sewn on five double raised hemp cord supports laced through the wooden boards.
Stuck on, pink and white linen thread sewn with a front bead over a vellum core adhered onto the boards.
Edge Treatment: 
Colored red.
End Papers: 
Single flyleaf and paste-down.
Remnants of two fore-edge clasps hinging from the back cover and catching on the front cover. Fragment of the top hasp missing and all of the bottom hasp is missing. The top strap plate is also missing. The straps were a laminate of three layers of vellum, the inner layer using recycled manuscript waste.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are blind tooled with a multiple panel design. The frames are tooled with variable width triple line fillets. The outer panel is empty. The second panel is filled with a figure roll with images of Christ, David, and Paul, on tablets below each: "Salvator," "David," and "Paulus.". The third panel is filled with a medallion head roll, that is used in-between the center panels flanked by panels with anthemion and guilloche rolls. Stamped at head of central panel is "I W P Z R".
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Germany -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- Germany -- 16th century.