Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.d.44

Publication Details

Type of host: 
printed book retaining early binding
Author of volume: 
Matthaeus Dresser

Jena: Tobias Steinman, 1591

Binding Information

Binding detail: 

Gold-tooled fillet intersecting at edges; Whitgift arms as centrepiece; remains of ties of waxed cord on lower board and at lower station on upper board.

Date range for binding: 
1591 x 1604 (presumably bound soon after purchase by Whitgift)

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 

Further information

  • John Whitgift (1530–1604), archbishop of Canterbury, 1583–1604: evidence of binding.
  • Richard Bancroft (1544-1610), archbishop of Canterybury, 1604-1610: inferred from the descent of Whitgift's books, and the presence of a tab from Babel MS 18.
  • Samuel Harsnett (1561–1631), archbishop of York, 1629–31, presumably passed to him on the death of Bancroft, whose executor he was.
Date last updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 08:59