Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, 267- 907.1q.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, 267- 907.1q.
General Description: 
1653 English fan bookbinding.
Country / Style: 
Call Number: 
267- 907.1q
"Ex dono Johannes Posthumus Sydenham", SIR JOHN POSHUMUS (SIC) SYDENHAM, 2nd Baronet (1643-1696), MP for Somerset, who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1665 and 1679; ANNE HARE, her signature dated 1679 on verso of title-page (washed out); HELEN SMITH SEARLE (1872-1942), American collector with her bookplate.
The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments / newly translated out of the original Greek, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.
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Covering Material: 
Brown calf.
Decorative Description: 
Strictly contemporary English brown calf, covers tolled in gold to a fan design with central large fan made up of small tools surrounding a curious medallion cameo portrait, corners with quarter fans, flat spine with gilt roll border and floral device, edges gilt and gauffered with painted floral design, head of spine repaired as are the corners.
Other Details: 
A very rare example of an early English "Fan" Bookbinding, strictly datable to 1653. No English 17th-century English fan bookbindings are recorded in the Henry Davis Gift, the British Library Bookbindings Database, or the Folger Library Bookbindings Database.
Darlow & Moule 494; ESTC R218691; Wing B2237A.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fan style bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.