Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.e.49

Publication Details

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

Vitas patrum


Lyon: Iacobus Huguetan, 1515

Binding Information

Binding style: 
blind-stamped, roll
Binding detail: 

Brown calf over bevelled boards, rebacked. Cambridge binding by Garret Godfrey of an Intersecting rectangular outer roll frame extending to the edges, using griffin, wyvern, and lion (Oldham roll AN. f (1)), with a quatrefoil diaper roll pattern used twice in the inner panel (Oldham roll DI. a (1)). Catch-plates in situ on the back board for fore-edge clasps, now missing.

Place of binding: 
Date range for binding: 
1515 x 1530

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 

Further information


Samuel Harsnett (1561–1631), archbishop of York, 1629–31.

Date last updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 08:04