Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.a.57

Publication Details

Type of host: 
printed book retaining early binding
Author of volume: 
John Case
Title of volume: 

Sphaera civitatis


Oxford: Joseph Barnes, 1588

Binding Information

Binding style: 
blind-stamped, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

Brown leather over pasteboards, rebacked with replacement endleaves (1970). The centrepiece is of a popular design - this particular variant is decidedly not those being used in Oxford as recorded by Ker and Pearson, giving them the numbers xv and xvi: note that the pattern of four dots at top and bottom in the Oxford versions are replaced by a loop.

Place of binding: 
Date range for binding: 
s. xvi ex / s. xvi in

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 
2 (one at rear blank, perhaps from same manuscript, judging from plummet ruling)

Further information

  • Samuel Harsnett (1561–1631), archbishop of York, 1629–31.
Date last updated: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 12:09