Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.g.32

Publication Details

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

Commentarii linguae graecae


Basel: Nicolaus Episcopius (iunior), 1556

Binding Information

Binding style: 
blind-stamped, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

Dark brown calf over pasteboards, fillet panel with corner fleurons and centrepiece in blind, now rather rubbed. Blind fillets to the edges. Holes at fore-edge for ties. Rebacked and repaired extensively (s. xx).

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 

Further information


John Field ('Johannes Feldus pertinet, 10s.', in neat hand across top of title-page, also the usual cursive signature on the same page); 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).  

Pembroke College, Cambridge ('Cantab. Aulae Pemb.' on title-page, appended after Field's cursive signature). 

And below a motto: ‘Omne nimium vertitur in vitium’.

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

Date last updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:49