Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, STC 12593.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, STC 12593.
General Description: 
A vellum binding for John Savile, ca. 1577. Vellum over pasteboards with Yapp edges and gilt decoration.
ca. 1577
Call Number: 
STC 12593
Sir John Savile (1545-1607), name stamped on covers; his sale Sotheby's, December 19,1860, lot 188; Robert Samuel Turner (1818-1887); William Henry Miller (1789-1848); Britwell Court sale May 5,1920, lot 228; Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth (1870-1937).
Haddon, Walter, 1516-1572.
Contra Hieron. Osorium, eiusq́[ue] odiosas infectationes pro euangelicæ veritatis necessaria defensione, responsio apologetica ...
Created / Published: 
Londini : ex officina Iohannis Daij typographi, 1577.
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Technical Description: 
Sewn on four recessed cords. Plain endpapers and pastedowns. Rounded spine. Brown and natural thread head- and tailbands. The fore-edges of the binding have been given rigid Yapp edges and two green textile ties.
204 x 139 x 41 mm.
Decorative Description: 
Gilt fillet stopped border and panel with acanthus buds at angles. The blocked arabesque and strapwork centerpiece is worked with a dotted and hatched ground and contains turbanned cherubs. "JOHN SAVILE" is hand tooled in the center on a seme of small stars. A gilt two-line pallet divides the spine into five compartments with a type of console tool stamped in each.
Folger 7:2 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, New York, 1992).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold blocked bindings -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Interlace bindings -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Ties -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Vellum bindings -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Yapp style bindings -- 16th century.