Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.f.15

Publication Details

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

Acta et scripta theologorum wirtembergensium


Wittenburg: officina haeredum Iohannis Cratonis, 1584

Binding Information

Binding style: 
gilt, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

Brown leather on pasteboard. Stamped arabesque centrepiece, gilded (design close to but definitely not identical with Pearson, 'Cambridge', C14). Three-line blind fillets to the edges. Remains of green cord tie in situ in upper station on front board; stubs elsewhere. The same style of binding used on Harsnett, H.f.29.

Place of binding: 
Date range for binding: 
s. xvi ex or s. xvii in

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 
1 plus one blank, but with crease showing it was cut from the same manuscript

Further information


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

Date last updated: 
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:21