Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett I.a.20

Publication Details

Type of host: 
printed book retaining early binding
Author of volume: 
Johann Wild (Joannes Ferus)
Title of volume: 

In Ecclesiasten Salomonis Annotationes...


Mainz: Franz Behem ('apud Franciscum Behem'), 1556

Bibliographical reference for printing: 
USTC 665569

Binding Information

Binding style: 
blind-stamped, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

The dark leather over the pasteboards is rather worn, but the centrepiece is identifiable as a variant of Pearson, Oxford, xix but has no background lines so is definably not that version used in Oxford or in Cambridge. Evidence of green cloth ties. Title painted on fore-edge: 'Ferus in eccles'.

Place of binding: 
Date range for binding: 
s. xvi 2

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 
2 (+ 2, as pastedowns, from a printed Book of Common Prayer)

Further information

  • 'Knight': name written twice on the pasteboard of the lower board.
  • Richard Bancroft (1544-1610), archbishop of Canterbury, 1604-10: based on the presence of a tab, presumably from Babel MS 18.
  • Samuel Harsnett (1561–1631), archbishop of York, 1629–31.
Date last updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 08:05