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Summary Catalogue no.: 18974
A composite binding, Italian?, of wood boards with later enhancements. Late medieval wood boards with curved bevel, possible traces of a former chain-staple at centre foot of lower board.
Leather and/or metalwork added in the 16th century(?) or partly later with archaizing effect: dark red leather with crude gilt lines and a dotted rectangular stamp on covers and spine; three clasps, one on each edge, partly surviving, with dark-red leather straps and metal fittings embossed ‘aue’ or ‘yh’s’; four ornamental brass corner-bosses and centrepieces glued on each cover, perhaps still later; edges irregularly speckled. 206–207 × 140–141 × c. 70–75 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.