Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Covers, STC 7511.

Image Caption: 
Covers, STC 7511.
General Description: 
From the library of Edward Gwynn, bound in dark brown calfskin, that was blackened after binding (paint strokes on the inside paste boards).
Country / Style: 
England, London
17th century (early)
Call Number: 
STC 7511
Bookplate of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale [Earl Cecil Lowther] (Motto "Magistratus indicat virum" - "The ruler shows the man")
Edward Gwynn (d. ca. 1645), bound for.
Edwards, Edward, doctor in physick.
The analysis of chyrurgery, being the theorique and practique part thereof. Briefly composed for the benefit of all those who desire the knowledge of this worthy profession. By the paines and industry of Ed: Edwards Doctor in Physicke.
Created / Published: 
London : Printed by Thomas Harper, 1636.
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Technical Description: 
The book was sewn on four recessed alum tawed "glover's waste" thongs (dyed black on one side), laced at angles through the boards from left to right. The two flyleaves are conjugate to leaves of the text block and have a folded guard of printer's waste (religious text) sewn in front and not adhered. The edges of the text block are decorated with an alternating banding pattern of speckled red and uncolored paper. The headbands were sewn with two colors (white and blue) linen thread with a front bead over a reed core.
200 x 149 x 16 mm.
Decorative Description: 
Tooled with a triple blind line fillet border, with a second triple line 10 mm inside the spine edge creating a quarter panel, the binding is stamped in gilt on the front cover "EDWARD GWYNN" with a small seven petal flower tool between the names. At the bottom center right are blind tooled the initials "IL". On the back cover that has the same triple blind line fillet border and inner panel are stamped in gilt the intitals "EG". The spine is divided into 6 panels by triple blind lines. The board edges are tooled with a single blind line, over which are gilt lines that are set perpendicular to the blind lines, sometimes single, others double and some triple lines.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.