Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Open covers, PA6791 V6 1559 cage.

Image Caption: 
Open covers, PA6791 V6 1559 cage.
General Description: 
18th century decorative block printed paper binding, restored in 1983 by Frank Mowery.
Binder: 
Mowery, John Franklin, 1953-
Country / Style: 
United States
Period: 
18th century
Call Number: 
PA6791 V6 1559 cage
Author: 
Valerius Maximus.
Title: 
Val. Max. dictorum, factorumque memorabilium libri novem.
Created / Published: 
(Venetiis) Ioan. Gryphius excudebat, 1559.
Dimensions: 
157 x 105 x 38 mm
Covering Material: 
Quarter blue calfskin and block printed decorative paper.
Sewing: 
Sewn on three single raised hemp cord supports.
Headbands: 
Tan silk over a rolled alum tawed core.
End Papers: 
New handmade paper endpapers and paste-down with earlier decorative block paper included, the earlier decorative paper was found underneath the current covering paper and was salvaged.
Decorative Description: 
The covers have a block printed decorative paper sides with rows of large black dots and rows of small black dots with a band of blue color over top. The corners are covered with blue paper. The spine has the author and date gilt in the second of four panels.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- United States -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Decorated papers -- United States -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- United States -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- United States -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Paper bindings -- United States -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Printed papers -- United States -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Quarter bindings -- United States -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- United States -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Woodblock printed papers -- United States -- 18th century.