LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Dedication page, 234- 740q.
Mid 18th century English presentation binding.
Country / Style:
18th century (mid)
Armorial bookplate of Charles Lord Maynard (motto "manus iusta nardus"), with tipped in inscription addressed to Maynard.
[Works] Quinti Horatii Flacci opera. …
Created / Published:
Londini : aeneis tabulis incidit Iohannes Pine, 1733-37.
233 x 140 x 32 mm
Sewn on five single-raised hemp cord supports.
Light green, pink, and white silk thread with a front bead.
Gilt on all three edges.
Two blank flyleaves and a single flyleaf and pastedown in nonpareil-pattern marble paper, in red, blue, green and orange colors. On the first blank flyleaf is a tipped-in engraved framed sheet with a manuscript acknowledgement to Charles Lord Maynard.
The covers are elaborately tooled with a border of repeated scroll and covered star tools, which when placed next to each other form a vase shape. Surrounding the stamp are small stars. The spine is divided into six panels, each framed with a fern-tip-on-a-line decorative roll. The title is gilt on a brown leather label in the second panel. All of the other panels are tooled with a crowned volute fleuron.
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Presentation bindings -- England -- 18th century.