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Image Caption: 
Covers, T183.
General Description: 
A London binding, ca. 1699. Black goatskin over rope-fiber boards. Gilt decoration. Some repair.
Country / Style: 
England, London
ca. 1699
Call Number: 
Presented by the author to Sir William Ashhurst (d.1720), inscription on title page; Thomas Rawlinson (1681 -1725); Arthur Chichester, Earl of Donegall (1695-1757), bookplate; Richard Heber (1773-1833), sale IV, December 8, 1834, lot 2579; William Henry Miller (1789-1848); Britwell Court sale April 7, 1927, lot 1931; purchased in 1953 from P. M. Hill, Chelsea.
Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715.
[Selections] Elegies on I. Her late Majesty of blessed memory. II. Late Arch-Bishop of Canterbury ...
Created / Published: 
London : printed for J. Wild, at the Elephant at Charing-Cross, 1699.
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Technical Description: 
Sewn on five raised cords. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns with two plain endpapers. Spine rounded and backed. Gilt edges. Red, white, and blue head- and tailbands over paper(?) core. Mitered corners.
199 x 126 x 21 mm.
Decorative Description: 
Triple panel design with two-line fillet and rolls. The second panel comprises fleurons at angles and side mounds, while the inner panel is intersected at each corner. Paneled spine with roll decoration, small cornerpieces, diamond fleurons and dots. A red leather title label occupies the second compartment. Edges of boards and turn-ins decorated with a roll.
Folger 6:14 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, New York, 1992).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- England -- 17th century.