Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.c.11
Basel: In officina Frobeniana, 1529
Rebacked (1970) on four thongs. Panel formed of four intersecting rolls (Oldham, Blind-Stamped, 520), filled with quincunx of Tudor rose ornament (Oldham, Blind-Stamped, 1039). This combination not recorded by Oldham but the ornament was used in London in the mid-1520s (sub Oldham, Blind-Stamped, FL.a.4). Remains of two fore-edge clasps; catch-plates still in situ.
- 'Tho: Leuers[?]'. Possibly the Thomas Lever who was Fellow of St John's, Cambridge from 1543 and its Master 1551-53, a Marian fugitive who was later Archdeacon of Coventry, 1560-77 (Venn, AC, 3:78). Perhaps responsible for the motto in a humanist cursive book-hand at middle right of first original flyleaf: 'Sors mea mortalis non est mortale quod optas' (ie Ovid, Metamorphoses, II, 55).
- John Field: 'I. Feildus' 'Cantab. Aule Pembroch.' (across top of title-page and three times more); 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 perhaps Field who adds the price '10 s' at top right of title-page.
- Samuel Harsnett (1561–1631), archbishop of York, 1629–31.