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Image Caption: 
Covers, STC 2334.5
General Description: 
An English binding of embroidered orange satin, ca. 1638. Orange satin over pulp boards, embroidered with colored silk threads.
Country / Style: 
ca. 1638
Call Number: 
STC 2334.5
Grace Bastard, signature dated 1674; purchased in 1945 from Dobell's Antiquarian Bookstore, Tunbridge Wells.
[Bible. O.T. English. Selections.] The third part of the Bible: (after some division.) Containing five excellent books: most commodious for all Christians. As they are part of the Bible newly translated and revised by his Majesties speciall Commandment.
Created / Published: 
London : printed by Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most excellent Majestie: and by the assignes of John Bill, Anno 1638.
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Technical Description: 
Sewn on three recessed alum-tawed thongs. Two endpapers with pleated stub. Edges gilt. Head- and tailbands sewn with green and blue thread over a cane core. Covering fabric attached to the boards with a crimson pocket into which the boards are inserted. Evidence of two textile fore-edge ties. Two rose and white braided bookmarks attached behind the headband.
100 x 50 x 20 mm.
Decorative Description: 
Upper cover: a stylized flower in a satin stitch outlined in silver gilt thread. Lower cover: a rose in a satin stitch outlined in a pink laid stitch. Stems of flowers outlined in silver gilt thread in a laid stitch filled in with silver purl and spangles. Centers of both flowers in French knots as is the ground at the base of the flowers. Spine: a winding vine with leaves and three flowers in a satin stitch outlined in laid silver gilt thread with spangles.
Folger 8:12 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, New York, 1992).
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Cloth bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Embroidered bindings -- England -- 17th century.