LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Decorative roll rubbing, 170- 372q.
Early 16th century Swiss binding with decorative instrument roll.
Country / Style:
16th century (early)
Nestlbrennerus, Jonas, fl. 1553, former owner.
Postilla Guillermi super Epistolas [et] Euangelia, per totius anni circulu[m], de tempore, sanctis, [et] pro defunctis, [a]ere [et] arte noua impressa, solerti diligentia cuiusdam viri religiosi pro scholasticis exarata.
Created / Published:
[Basel] : ... Ex officina prouidi uiri Adae Petri de Langendorff ciuis Basiliensis, impressoriae artis gnari emanata, anno millesimo quingentesimo decimooctauo, pridie kalendas Marcij, Basilea fotrice ..., [28 Feb. 1518]
222 x 155 x 41 mm
Alum tawed pigskin.
Sewn on three double raised hemp cord supports. Retaining a flat spine, the cords are laced through the beech wood boards, beveled at the spine.
White line thread extant, and evidence that the endbands were laced through the wooden boards.
Only paste-downs extant with spine liners underneath.
Evidence of two fore-edge clasps hinging from the back cover and catching on the front. The fragment of the strap indicates it was a single vellum layer. Nothing is extant.
The front cover is blind tooled in a four panel design. The frames are tooled with a variable width triple line fillet. The outer panel is empty. The second panel is filled with a decorative roll with instruments, drums, and horns. The third panel is empty. The center panel is filled with an interwoven pin-dot band work lattice pattern. The back cover is tooled in a three panel design. The outer panel is empty. The second panel is filled with a decorative roll with instruments, drums, and horns. The center panel is tooled with a Saltier and with the variable width triple line fillet. The spine is divided into four panels, and blind tooled with berry with leaves stamps facing each other. There is a paper label with an ink inscription and shelf marker at the top and bottom panel.
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Blind tooled bindings -- Switzerland -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Fillet tools -- Switzerland -- 16th century.