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Browse All : Outer border of one blind and two gilt fillets with small daisy tool at each corner. Gilt corners cut to a floral horn figure on a hatched ground, with a separate scroll tool stamped on either side. Traces of two narrow gold lines dividing each side into four; these are used as guidelines for the central gilt block of an arabesque and strapwork design on a horizontal hatched ground, with the centermost piece given a vertical hatched ground. A fleuron tool is stamped at head and tail of the block with a seme of stars filling the rest of the panel; a guilloche gilt roll edges each board. Smooth spine of 11 compartments decorated alternately with hatching, dicing, a fleuron, and a Renaissance ornament tool (finishing in the top compartment is new).

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Top edge, STC 17518
MacDurnan Gospels Binde...
STC 17518
Top edge, STC 17518
A London binding by the...
 
Binder
MacDurnan Gospels Binder.
General Description
A London binding by the "Macdurnan Gospels Binder," ca. 1570. Brown calfskin over pasteboards with blocked and tooled gilt and blind decoration embellished with green, black, and white overpainting. Repaired (19th-20th century).
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Top edge, STC 17518
Call Number
STC 17518
Fore-edge, STC 17518
MacDurnan Gospels Binde...
STC 17518
Fore-edge, STC 17518
A London binding by the...
 
Binder
MacDurnan Gospels Binder.
General Description
A London binding by the "Macdurnan Gospels Binder," ca. 1570. Brown calfskin over pasteboards with blocked and tooled gilt and blind decoration embellished with green, black, and white overpainting. Repaired (19th-20th century).
Image Caption
Fore-edge, STC 17518
Call Number
STC 17518
Covers, STC 17518
MacDurnan Gospels Binde...
STC 17518
Covers, STC 17518
A London binding by the...
 
Binder
MacDurnan Gospels Binder.
General Description
A London binding by the "Macdurnan Gospels Binder," ca. 1570. Brown calfskin over pasteboards with blocked and tooled gilt and blind decoration embellished with green, black, and white overpainting. Repaired (19th-20th century).
Image Caption
Covers, STC 17518
Call Number
STC 17518
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