15th-century? Italian blind-tooled morocco (Ii.1.35)

15th-century? blind-tooled brown morocco, probably Italian from the earliest printed Venetian Vulgate of 1475, which is also illuminated. The binding has rivets for chains, book-clasps, and the impressions of bosses. The central ornament is composed of knotwork, which is typical of Venetian bindings of the time.

Bequest of John Newcome.