Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Spine, STC 22273 fo.1 no.05

Image Caption: 
Spine, STC 22273 fo.1 no.05
General Description: 
First Folio no.05, late 18th century, possibly by John Baumgarten.
Baumgarten, John.
Country / Style: 
England, London
18th century (late)
Call Number: 
STC 22273 fo.1 no.05
Daniel Moore--William Henry Booth--John Gage Rokewode--William Pickering--George Daniel--Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, baroness Burdett-Coutts--William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts copy.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
[Works. 1623]. Mr. VVlliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies.
Created / Published: 
London : Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623.
Hamnet URL:
350 x 215 (shoulder to fore-edge) x 50 mm, 5 mm board thickness.
Covering Material: 
Bound in lightly diced full Russia calfskin.
Sewn on 6 single recessed cords, laced through the boards.
Front bead double tiered, sewn with white, red and green silk button hole thread over a round paper cores.
Edge Treatment: 
Pale green colored edge, partially abraded/faded.
End Papers: 
Red, pink, green, yellow and dark blue, antique Turkish or spot pattern, marbled paper pastedown and flyleaf (lined to one of three laid endpapers). The inner joints reinforced with Japanese paper.
Decorative Description: 
The covers with a gilt roll –tooled border of sequential pattern of three circles and elongated oval, with a floral tool at inner angles. The spine gilt in six decorated and three lettered compartments with gilt-tooled bands of lines and the same sequential tool used for the covers. The six compartments each with a complex ornament composed of an urn in a medallion centered on a narrow worked bar, surmounted by a rosette with trailing foliage, and supporting a descending palmetto and beadwork swag, corners with rondel and festoon of beadwork with foliated ends. Gilt lettered LONDON in a narrow compartment at the head of the spine, similarly at the foot MDCXXIII, SHAKESPEARE is tooled on a dark green calfskin skiver label beneath the first of the six decorated compartments. The squares and the edges of the boards are gilt-tooled with a wide diagonal line and thin broken line roll.
Other Details: 
Boxed in a "Folger Phase box" a three flap housing with ribbon / Velcro closure.
West 63 (West, The Shakespeare first folio : the history of the book, New York, 2001, vol.2).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Russia leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.