Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Front cover, STC 11225.

Image Caption: 
Front cover, STC 11225.
General Description: 
Binding with oil-tanned spine covering.
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
16th century (late)
Call Number: 
STC 11225
Provenance: 
Harmsworth copy
Author: 
Foxe, John, 1516-1587.
Title: 
Actes and monuments of matters most speciall and memorable, happenyng in the Church, with an vniuersall history of the same, wherein is set forth at large the whole race and course of the Church, from the primitiue age to these latter tymes of ours, with the bloudy times, horrible troubles, and great persecutions agaynst the true martyrs of Christ, sought and wrought as well by heathen emperours, as novve lately practised by Romish prelates, especially in this realme of England and Scotland. Newly reuised and recognised, partly also augmented, and now the fourth time agayne published and recommended to the studious reader, by the author (through the helpe of Christ our Lord) Iohn Foxe, which desireth thee good reader to helpe him with thy prayer.
Created / Published: 
[At London : Imprinted by Iohn Daye, dwellyng ouer Aldersgate beneath S. Martins], An. 1583. Mens. Octobr.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=169329
Dimensions: 
377 x 250 x 130 mm
Covering Material: 
Originally covered in brown calfskin with oil-tanned spine covering. Original covering was torn away, leaving bare boards with spine covering intact. It was recovered in brown calfskin in 2008 reusing the original spine covering and furniture.
Sewing: 
Sewn on six double raised hemp cords laced at slight angles left to right through the boards.
Headbands: 
New back bead linen thread headbands sewn over hemp cord core.
Edge Treatment: 
Sprinkled red.
End Papers: 
New, flyleaf and paste-down.
Closures: 
Two fore-edge clasps hinging from the front boards and catching on the back. Original vellum reinforced oil tanned leather straps, some new cut brass pins used to secure strap and catch plates. Spine covering held in place with brass edge strips riveted in place. The brass hasp has a chased wavy line design filled with rows of individually stamped small tools into vine designs and crescents.
Decorative Description: 
New blind tooling is copied from impression left on the cardboard after original leather was removed. Two panel design made from a double line fillet the two frames joined at the corners.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Calf bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Clasps -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 16th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Raised bands -- England -- 16th century.