Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.a.36

Publication Details

Type of host: 
printed book retaining early binding
Author of volume: 
Peter Binsfeld (Petrus Binsfeldius)
Title of volume: 

Liber receptarum in theologia...


Trier: Henricus Bock, 1595

Bibliographical reference for printing: 
USTC 672752

Binding Information

Binding style: 
gilt, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

On both boards, centrepiece with 'R' to its left and 'B' to its right, and a gold-tooled fillet at edge, as seen also on Canterbury: Cathedral Library, W/K-3-60. On that volume, and the identification of the initials as those of Richard Bancroft, see James Carley's discussion. As on that printed book, there are the stubs (here merely residual) of cloth ties close to fore-edge on both boards. The one difference in this case from that book and its equivalents in the Harsnett collection is that the letters are placed very close to the centrepiece.


Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 

Further information

  • Richard Bancroft (1544-1610), archbishop of Canterbury, 1604-10.
  • Samuel Harsnett (1561-1631), archbishop of York, 1629-1631.
Date last updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:49