Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Spine, STC 12147 copy 1.

Image Caption: 
Spine, STC 12147 copy 1.
General Description: 
Russia leather binding with blind tooled centerpiece and elaborate surrounding tooling.
Country / Style: 
18th century (late)
Call Number: 
STC 12147 copy 1
Armorial bookplate of William Morehead (motto "auxilio dei"); Sir George Holford copy; bought at Sotheby's, 26-28 March 1928:451; collated by E. Dring at Quaritch; Harmsworth copy.
Grafton, Richard, d. 1572?
[Chronicle] A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same, deduced from the Creation of the vvorlde, vnto the first habitation of thys islande: and so by contynuance vnto the first yere of the reigne of our most deere and souereigne Lady Queene Elizabeth: collected out of sundry aucthors, whose names are expressed in the next page of this leafe. Anno Domini. 1569. Cum priuilegio.
Created / Published: 
[Imprinted at London : by Henry Denham, dwelling in Paternoster Rowe, for Richarde Tottle and Humffrey Toye, Anno. 1569. the last of March]
Hamnet URL:
303 x 199 x 87 mm
Covering Material: 
Russia leather (not diced).
Sewn on five thin recessed hemp cords (broken).
Thin, 9 mm tall, sewn with purple/brown, orange and yellow silk thread with front bead over a laminated vellum core. The purple/brown silk thread has deteriorated more than the other two colors.
Edge Treatment: 
Gilt on all three edges.
End Papers: 
Dull dark brown flyleaf and pastedown with an extra blank flyleaf.
Decorative Description: 
The covers are blind tooled to a two panel design with the frames tooled with a narrow double line fillet. The outer panel is filled with a half coffin with thin fleuron decorative roll on top of a chain link roll. At the corners is a large square with cross center stamp. The inner panel is tooled with a small, wide topped, fret roll, the corners are built up with repeated and inverted stamp of a heart shaped scroll with trefoil inside, topped by a large pointille arc stamp and tulip on a stem stamp. In the center is a large cartouche centerpiece stamp. The spine is divided into five panels separated by four wide false bands. The author and title is gilt in the second panel, with used of many of the same decorative rolls used on the covers, blind tooled in the remaining panels. In the fourth panel is an oval red leather shelf mark label: 236. The very bottom of the spine is the gilt date MDLXIX. The board edges are blind tooled with a double line fillet and with a pointille crosshatched roll at the corners. The turn-in is blind tooled with a broad leaf with rosette on tail decorative roll.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- England -- 18th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Russia leather bindings -- England -- 18th century.