Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover and spine, CT93 C3 cage.

Image Caption: 
Front cover and spine, CT93 C3 cage.
General Description: 
Early 17th century French armorial binding with monogram of Jacques Auguste de Thou and his second wife Gasparde de la Chastre and their arms impaled, on the covers.
Country / Style: 
France
Period: 
17th century (early)
Call Number: 
CT93 C3 cage
Provenance: 
Jacques Auguste de Thou.
Author: 
Capaccio, Giulio Cesare 1552-1634
Title: 
Illustrium Mulierum, et Illustrium Litteris Virorum Elogia…
Created / Published: 
Neapoli, Apud Io. Carlinum & Constantinum Vitalem, 1608
Dimensions: 
225 x 16 x 37 mm
Covering Material: 
Beige calfskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on five double alum tawed supports laced straight through the covers.
Headbands: 
Evidence of double tiered pink silk with front bead.
Edge Treatment: 
Speckled red and brown.
End Papers: 
Three flyleaves with single paste-down, with recycled manuscript tapered edge guard underneath, visible through the paste-downs.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are gilt with the arms of Jacques Auguste de Thou and his second wife Gasparde de la Chastre. The spine is divided into six panels with the title gilt in the second panel. The other panels were gilt with the monogram of Jacques Auguste de Thou and his second wife Gasparde de la Chastre.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Armorial bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold blocked bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- France -- 17th century.