Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.c.1

Publication Details

Type of host: 
printed book retaining early binding
Author of volume: 
Iohannes Scapula
Title of volume: 

Lexicon Graecolatinum novum


Basel: Ex offic. Hervagiana, 1580

Binding Information

Binding style: 
blind-stamped, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

White leather over pasteboard; centrepiece in blind.

Date range for binding: 
1580 x 1631

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 
2 (+ 1 presently irretrievable as stuck under back pastedown)

Further information

  • John Field: 'I. Feildus' 'Cantab. Aule Pembroch.' (top right of title-page, preceded by his motto at top left: 'Non mihi sed Christo'); elected a fellow of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, in 1593 (A. Hegarty, Biographical Register of St John’s College, Oxford, 1555–1660, OHS n.s. 43 (2011), 273). It is not clear whether he is responsible also for the two Greek clauses written at middle right of the title-page.
  • Samuel Harsnett (1561–1631), archbishop of York, 1629–31.
Date last updated: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 09:56