LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Original ca. 1800 front cover, STC 22273 fo.1 no.79
First Folio no.79, rebound in the 1990s by Scott Husby, original binding fragments (possibly by Christian Samuel Kalthoeber) circa 1800s, housed in folder under the new binding
Kalthoeber, Christian Samuel, 1752-1819.
STC 22273 fo.1 no.79
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
[Works. 1623] Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies.
Created / Published:
London : Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623.
323 x 212 (shoulder to fore-edge) x 79 mm, 5 mm board thickness
Bound in medium brown calfskin.
Sewn on 5 raised cords laced through the boards.
New, wrapped, back bead sewn with unbleached linen over a cord core.
New, off-white handmade paper.
The covers are blind tooled with a simple single line fillet. Above and below the bands on the spine are single blind tooled lines, in the second panel is blind tooled SHAKESPEARE 1623.
Boxed in a clamshell box with the original binding.
West 137 (West, The Shakespeare first folio : the history of the book, New York, 2001, vol.2).
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Gold tooled bindings -- 19th century.