Host Volume

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

Publication Details

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

Clarissima et facillima in quatuor sacra Iesu Christi Evangelia ... scholia


Paris: Carole Guillard (et uidua Claudii Cheuallonii, et Guilelmus Desboys) , 1552

Binding Information

Binding style: 
blind-stamped, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

Blind fillets of four at outer edge, intersecting, with an inner frame of four with corner fleurons. A blind-stamped centrepiece is a shield with fretted edges.

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 
from one manuscript: 1 (at back) with text, 1 (at front) blank; from another: a tab

Further information

  • John, 6th Baron Lumley (1534-1609): S. Jayne and F. R. Johnson ed., The Lumley Library (London, 1956), p. 303 (also noting that H.b.10-13 were in Lumley's collection; none has manuscript fragments and so they fall beyond the scope of this catalogue).
  • Richard Bancroft (1544-1610), archbishop of Canterbury, 1604-10: see J. P. Carley, '"A Great Gatherer Together of Books": Archbishop Bancroft's Library at Lambeth (1610) and its Sources', Lambeth Palace Library. Annual Review (2001), pp. 51-64 at p. 57.
  • Samuel Harsnett (1561–1631), archbishop of York, 1629–31.
Date last updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 09:38