de Beer Gc 1525 C
[Mainz]: [Johann Schoeffer]
The exposed spine of this 1525 printing of Johannes Cochlaeus’s Canones Apostolorvm shows the thin sections that form the text block. A section is a group of leaves formed by folding and combining one or more sheets (including half-sheets) together. The exposed cords that form the raised bands have kept the majority of the sections together, but not the covers, which are completely detached. The two kettle stitches (at the head and tail of spine) have almost gone. The scuffed calf cover is wrapped around pasteboard, sheets of paper pasted together to make a solid laminate, which was by the 16th century a cheap alternative to wood.
Johannes Cochlaeus, “Canones Apostolorvm,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 27, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7405.