17th-century English sheepskin binding for John Williams, Bishop of Lincoln (Kk.2.10)
17th-century gold-tooled sheepskin binding for John Williams, Bishop of Lincoln, and later Archbishop of York. This binding is found on several volumes of the works of Richard Fludd, presented to Williams by the author. Sheepskin was a cheap material and degraded easily, notice the tearing and scuffing on the surface here. That these bindings were not of the highest quality is shown by the way that the ornaments are adrift and askew from the border. Compare the similar but finer morocco binding of Q.4.36.