Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Spine, STC 25900 c.2.

Image Caption: 
Spine, STC 25900 c.2.
General Description: 
Fanciful decorative roll binding.
Country / Style: 
19th century (early)
Call Number: 
STC 25900 copy 2
book-label of W.T. Smedley
Wither, George, 1588-1667.
A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened vvith metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. By George VVither. The first booke.
Created / Published: 
London : printed by A[ugustine]. M[athewes]. for Robert Allot, and are to be sold at the Blacke Beare in Pauls Church-yard, M D CXXV. [1635]
Hamnet URL:
294 x 182 x 27 mm
Covering Material: 
Red sheepskin with a striated cross grain.
Sewn on four recessed supports.
Stuck on red fabric rolled over a thin cord.
End Papers: 
Three flyleaves and paste-down.
Decorative Description: 
Blind tooled to a three panel design. The outer panel is a wide fanciful decorative roll of leafy vine with scrolls, feathers, a bird and a clematis flower. Inside this decorative roll is a small flower roll. The inner panel is trefoil and stylized tulip roll. The spine is completely covered with a repeated gilt crenellated roll with only a space left free to gild the author and title.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Sheepskin bindings -- England -- 19th century.