Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Open covers, PQ6279 B6 1549 cage v.2.

Image Caption: 
Open covers, PQ6279 B6 1549 cage v.2.
General Description: 
Mid 19th century English armorial binding with the crests of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878)
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
19th century (mid)
Call Number: 
PQ6279 B6 1549 cage v.2
Author: 
Juan Boscán.
Title: 
Capítulo.
Created / Published: 
1549.
Dimensions: 
146 x 69 x 20 mm
Covering Material: 
Chestnut color goatskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on two recessed supports.
Headbands: 
Light green and yellow silk thread with front bead.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Two blank flyleaves and a single stone pattern marble paper flyleaf and paste-down in green, blue, black, red, and yellow colors.
Decorative Description: 
The covers have a gilt border frame made of angled oval stamps in groups of three and four separated by leafy S curls. In the center of the front cover is a blind stamped badge of William Stirling-Maxwell, (stamp 18) with the initials W S and the monogram Non Mortale Qvod Opto. The back cover has a different badge (Stamp 21) monogram WS badge three intertwined buckles. The smooth spine is divided into six panels separated by two double gilt lines with angled oval stamps in groups of three and four separated by leafy S curls in-between. The title, author, and date are gilt in the second and third panels. At the head and tail is a solid and pin-dot cross hatched roll. The bottom has an added Greek key roll. The other panels have acorn stamps at the corners, stars and rosettes surrounding a berry stamp in the center. The board edges and the turn-ins are gilt with solid and pin-dot cross hatched roll.
Other Details: 
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878).
Literature: 
British Armorial Bindings, by John Morris. Continued and edited by Philip Oldfield (University of Toronto Libraries).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Armorial bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 19th century.