Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.d.53

Publication Details

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

Venice: Paulus Manutius, 1554

Binding Information

Binding style: 
blind-stamped, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

brown calf over pasteboard; blind intersecting triple fillets at edges, large centrepiece; no ties. Same design of binding as H.d.52.

Place of binding: 

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 

Further information

  1. John Field, 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): ‘I. Feildus’ ‘Cant. Aule Pemb.’ (across top of title-page, smaller than usual, and several times on front flyleaf).
  2. Perhaps another owner's motto on title-page: 'Tam Marte quam Mercurio'.
  3. Samuel Harsnett (1561–1631), archbishop of York, 1629–31.
Date last updated: 
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:58