Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.a.37

Publication Details

Type of host: 
printed book retaining early binding
Author of volume: 
Theodore Beza
Title of volume: 

Sermons sur les trois premiers chapitres du Cantique des Cantique, de Salomon


[Geneva]: Jean le Preux, 1586

Binding Information

Binding style: 
gilt, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

Brown leather over pasteboard. Stamped centrepiece, gold-tooled, with Archbishop Whitgift's arms (defined by BAB as stamp 3). Fillets forming rectangles at edge, several blind, one gilt. Two holes on each board for cloth ties. Written on fore-edge: '47'.

Place of binding: 
Date range for binding: 
1586 x 1604

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 
2 (that at back blank)

Further information

  • John Whitgift (1530-1604), archbishop of Canterbury, 1583-1604: his arms as archbishop on binding.
  • Richard Bancroft (1544-1610), archbishop of Canterbury, 1604-1610: this is inferred from the usual line of descent from Whitgift to Harsnett.
  • Samuel Harsnett (1561-1631), archbishop of York, 1629-31.
Date last updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 07:07