Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Open covers, DP166 X5 Q9 cage.

Image Caption: 
Open covers, DP166 X5 Q9 cage.
General Description: 
Mid 17th century French? Armorial limp vellum binding.
Country / Style: 
17th century (mid)
Call Number: 
DP166 X5 Q9 cage
Aranda Quintanilla y Mendoza, Pedro de (O.F.M.)
Oranum Ximenii virtute catholicum seu De africano bello i Tremezenii Regno sub serui Dei Francisci Ximenii de Cisneros ... protectione ... liber vnus ... / a P.F. Petro de Quintanilla et Mendoza ..
Created / Published: 
Romae : per Franciscum Monetam, 1658.
214 x 152 x 25 mm
Covering Material: 
Goatskin vellum.
Sewn on two recessed hemp cord supports, not laced through the covers.
The endbands were sewn on a pink and white silk thread with a front bead sewn over alum tawed cores that were laced through the covers at the joints.
Edge Treatment: 
Colored red.
End Papers: 
Single blank flyleaf and paste down with a tapered folded reinforcing guard underneath.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are gilt with a double line fillet border stopped at the corners with a gilt dot. A large floret is gilt at angles. In the center of the covers is a large gilt coat of arms with the coronet of a of a Royal Prince above a helm and quartered shield. The smooth spine is divided into four panels by gilt double lines. In the center of the panels is the gilt floret. A later inked author and title and the number 351 was transcribed over the spine along with several inked decorative flourishes.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Armorial bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- France -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Vellum bindings -- France -- 17th century.