LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Covers, STC 2662 copy 1.
An English embroidered binding worked on a silver ground, ca. 1635. Canvas over pulp boards(?), embroidered with silver thread and colored silks.
Country / Style:
STC 2662 copy 1
Purchased in 1975 from Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London.
Sternhold, Thomas, d. 1549.
[Whole book of Psalms] The whole booke of Psalmes collected into English meeter by T. Sternhold, I. Hopkins, and others.
Created / Published:
London : imprinted [by Felix Kingston] for the Company of Stationers, 1635.
Sewn on two recessed alum-tawed thongs. Single endpaper with three stubs put down onto the crimson satin board pockets by which the covers are attached to the book. Edges gilt and gauffered. Two very wide crimson fore-edge ties (now partly missing).
85 x 55 x 20 mm.
On upper cover a stylized carnation. On lower cover a rose. Both embroidered with silver thread and colored silks in a tapestry-stitch. Base of plants and some flower centers stitched with French knots. Spine divided into three compartments filled with stylized flowers. Boards edged in silver thread gimp.
Folger 8:11 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, New York, 1992).
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Cloth bindings -- England -- 17th century.,Embroidered bindings -- England -- 17th century.,Ties -- England -- 17th century.