Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, STC 12459 c.5.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, STC 12459 c.5.
General Description: 
Armorial binding with the arms of James I.
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
17th century (early)
Call Number: 
STC 12459 copy 5
Provenance: 
royal arms of James I in gilt on front and back covers; inscriptions on t.p., some crossed out in ink, affecting legibility: monogram "A T R" and "Art: [Arthur] Maynwaring 1614"; bought by Folger from Anderson sale, 12 December 1917:382
Author: 
Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540.
Title: 
[Historia d'Italia. English] The historie of Guicciardin: containing the vvarres of Italie and other partes, continued for manie yeares vnder sundrie kings and princes, together with the variations and accidents of the same: and also the arguments, with a table at large expressing the principall matters through the whole historie. Reduced into English by Geffray Fenton.
Created / Published: 
England, London : by Richard Field, dwelling in the Blackfriers by Ludgate, 1599.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=168691
Dimensions: 
290 x 195 x 67 mm
Covering Material: 
Dark brown calfskin (repaired with beige calfskin).
Sewing: 
Sewn on six single raised alum tawd supports laced through the boards.
Headbands: 
Missing.
Edge Treatment: 
Colored red.
End Papers: 
New single flyleaf and paste-down.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled with a simple variable width triple line fillet border (tooled over later with a thin triple line fillet). In the center of the cover is a gilt rhombus shaped centerpiece stamp with faces at the top and bottom points, and with the coat of arms of James I in an oval garter belt. The spine is divided into seven panels with the author and title gilt on a red leather label framed with a gilt dog's tooth roll in the second panel. All other panels have a gilt cone with crowning floret stamp in the center.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Armorial bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 17th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- 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.