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Garrett Godfrey binding, 16th century

Garrett Godfrey binding, 16th century

English (Cambridge), blind-stamped calf over wooden boards: rectangular frame with intersecting rolls composed of a gryphon, a wyvern and a lion, facing to the right with the binder's initials 'GG' under the lion, separated from each other by branches of foliage (Oldham AN.f(1)); central panel made of four vertical strips of two differents rolls, first roll composed of a turreted gateway with portcullis, a fleur-de-lis, a pomegranate, and a rose, each surmounted by a royal crown, and a shield with three horse-shoes between the binder's initials 'GG' (Oldham HE.b(1)), second roll composed of quatrefoils within lozenges in diaper design (DI.a(1)).

Author: Gianantonio da Sangiorgio
Title: Commentaria utilissima prepositi super quarto decre: Tabula prepositi super quarto decretalium (Trino, 1515)
Shelfmark: G.11.6 (catalogue record)

16th centuryG.11.6Garrett Godfreybindingsblindstampedcalfprovenance