Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Title page, STC 18147 copy 3.

Image Caption: 
Title page, STC 18147 copy 3.
General Description: 
Early 17th century English armorial binding with the coat of arms of Prince Henry.
Country / Style: 
17th century (early)
Call Number: 
STC 18147 copy 3
Armorial bookplate with initials C. W. G. V. N. [C. W. Graf von Nostitz]; bought by Folger at Sotheby's sale, 13 Nov. 1902, lot 421.
Mornay, Philippe de, seigneur du Plessis-Marly, 1549-1623.
[Mystère d'iniquité. English] The mysterie of iniquitie: that is to say, The historie of the papacie. Declaring by what degrees it is now mounted to this height, and what oppositions the better sort from time to time haue made against it. Where is also defended the right of emperours, kings, and Christian princes, against the assertions of the cardinals, Bellarmine and Baronius. By Philip Morney, knight, Lord du Plessis, &c. Englished by Samson Lennard.
Created / Published: 
London : printed by Adam Islip, anno Dom. 1612.
Hamnet URL:
295 x 190 x 44 mm
Covering Material: 
Dark brown calfskin repaired with tan calfskin.
Sewn on five single raised supports.
Sewn with blue and white thread with a front bead over a rolled paper core.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Flyleaf missing, only a single paste-down with large bookplate covering most.
Evidence of two fore-edge ties.
Decorative Description: 
Tooled to a two panel design with the frames gilt and blind tooled. The outer frame is gilt with a single line fillet, then blind tooled with a double line fillet. The inner frame is tooled with a blind tooled double line fillet, two gilt single line fillets, and then with the blind tooled double line fillet. At angles in the outer panel is a gilt trifoliate floret. In the inner panel there are large gilt blocked corner ornaments of foliage sprouting cherubs with a berry at the tip. The centerpiece is a large armorial blocked stamp of the coat of arms of Prince Henry with crowned rosettes at the top corners. The spine is mostly damaged but there is a trace of a gilt scroll stamp in the center of the panels and a gilt line above. The board edges were gilt with a decorative egg roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Turn-ins -- England -- 17th century.