LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Acanthus leaf on a staff stamp rubbing, 173- 554q.
Mid 16th century French binding with decorative figure roll.
Country / Style:
16th century (mid)
Ricci, Bartolomeo, 1490-1569.
Apparatus Latinae locutionis : ex M.T. Cicerone, Caesare, Sallustio, Terentio, Plauto, ad Herennium, Asconio, Celso, ac de re rustica / per Bartholomaeum Riccium Lugiensem in suum ordinem descriptus ; his accessit index in Ciceronem et alia nonnulla, ut suo loco uidebis.
Created / Published:
Argentorati (Strassburg): Apud Mathiam Apiarium, 1535.
215 x 160 x 50 mm
Brown sheepskin, repaired with brown sheepskin.
Sewn on three double raised cords.
White and brown twisted cord.
Ink inscription on the fore-edge.
Single blank flyleaf and pastedown, repaired and lined.
Evidence of two fore-edge ties.
The front cover is blind tooled in a four panel design; the frames are tooled with a triple line fillet. The outer panel is filled with a wide decorative figure roll with a nude female figure standing on an orb, with large acorns and a half flower on a vine. The second panel is tooled with six small rosettes. The third panel is filled with a repeated impression of an acanthus leaf on a staff. The inner panel is tooled with three large rosette stamps. The back cover is blind tooled in a three panel design, the outer panel is the same as on the front cover, wide decorative figure roll with a nude female figure standing on an orb, with large acorns and a half flower on a vine. The second panel is filled with the repeated impression of an acanthus leaf on a staff. The inner panel is stamped with 15 impressions of the large rosette stamp. The spine is divided into four panels each filled with repeated impressions of a lattice design with spiked Saltier.
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Blind tooled bindings -- France -- 16th century.