Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Inside front cover, NA2515 .V8 1513 Cage.

Image Caption: 
Inside front cover, NA2515 .V8 1513 Cage.
General Description: 
A Roman binding, ca. 1513. Brown goatskin over pasteboards decorated in blind. Repaired and resewn (20th century?).
Country / Style: 
Italy, Rome
Period: 
ca. 1513
Call Number: 
NA2515 .V8 1513 Cage
Provenance: 
An early owner has annotated this book and written inside the upper cover an inscription found on "an old wall in Verona"; owner's name erased at the foot of the title page; "Franciscus Evangelista Physimedicus 1690," signature on title page (a note on the front endpaper records that he practiced medicine at Borgo San Sepolcro); purchased by H. C. Folger as part of the library of W. T. Smedley (b.1851).
Author: 
VITRUVIUS POLLIO
Title: 
VITRUVIUS ITERUM ET FRONTINUS.
Created / Published: 
Florence Filippo Giunta 1513
Technical Description: 
Resewn onto three semi-recessed cords. Original pastedowns and two endpapers tipped on. Flat spine. Pink edges. New headand tailbands worked in brown silk. Original corners mitered. Evidence of two textile fore-edge and single head and tail ties.
Dimensions: 
169 x 104 x 32 mm.
Decorative Description: 
Triple fillet border and intersecting panel. A knot or rope pattern tool forms a border to the panel which is decorated with an ogive centerpiece, tooled in two halves, and fleurons. Spine tooled with a single-line pallet with saltires in each of the four compartments. A fillet decorates the turn-ins.
Other Details: 
This binding is by an anonymous workshop that also bound a Greek manuscript (Vat. gr. 67) and three printed books in the Vatican library.
Literature: 
Folger 12:1 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, New York, 1992).
Literature: 
Marinis, La Legatura, vol. I, no. 519; vol. III, nos. 2765, 2767, 2769.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Italy -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- Italy -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Goatskin bindings -- Italy -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Italy -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Turn-ins -- Italy -- 16th century.