Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Inside front cover decorative paper, PQ4687 C24 1746 cage.

Image Caption: 
Inside front cover decorative paper, PQ4687 C24 1746 cage.
General Description: 
Mid 18th century German decorative gilt binding.
Country / Style: 
Germany
Period: 
17th century (mid)
Call Number: 
PQ4687 C24 1746 cage
Author: 
Giuseppe Carpani.
Title: 
Josephi Carpani E Soc. Jesu Tragoediae Sex Lusitaniae, Et Algarbiorum Regi Joanni V. Dicatae.
Created / Published: 
Sumptibus Joannis Gastl; Riedlin,, Pedeponti Monachii,, 1746.
Dimensions: 
168 x 103 34 mm
Covering Material: 
Brown calfskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on three recessed hemp cord supports.
Headbands: 
Endband, pink and white linen thread laced onto the boards.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Single blank flyleaf and a splatter decorative paste-down in red ink.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are gilt overall with a compartmental design with the frames gilt with strapwork colored black. The open fields are gilt with repeated impressions of a pointille covered floret. In the center of the inner panel is a large ornament built of "stuffed" drawer handle tools colored black with fleurons with pomegranates. The smooth spine is divided into five framed panels blind tooled with a dotted tongue roll and tooled with corner volute brackets and a bouquet in a vase center stamp.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- Germany -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Decorated papers -- Germany -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sprinkled papers -- Germany -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Turn-ins -- Germany -- 18th century.