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Browse All : A roll and three-line fillet decorate the case. The roll consists of a fleur-de-lis, three fleurons, a portcullis with chains, Royal Arms, and Crown (Oldham HE. a(10)). On the upper cover it forms three borders to the center panel, each edged by the triple fillet which forms a lozenge central panel. The same roll borders a large lozenge panel on the lower cover. Spine and fore-edge flap decorated with the roll, edged with the fillet. All tooling was executed before the overbands were laced on and the case tacketed to the book.

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Detail, textblock and interior of cover, V.b.296
V.b.296
Detail, textblock and i...
A London 16th century b...
 
General Description
A London 16th century blank book binding in brown calfskin over pulp boards with fore-edge flap, overbands, tackets, lacings, buckle, and strap. Tooled in blind.
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Detail, textblock and interior of cover, V.b.296
Call Number
V.b.296
Covers, V.b.296
V.b.296
Covers, V.b.296
A London 16th century b...
 
General Description
A London 16th century blank book binding in brown calfskin over pulp boards with fore-edge flap, overbands, tackets, lacings, buckle, and strap. Tooled in blind.
Image Caption
Covers, V.b.296
Call Number
V.b.296
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