Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett I.b.22

Publication Details

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

Analysis isagogica seu Isagoge analytica ad lectionem primae et secundae classis librorum Veteris Testamenti...; [bound with] Isagoge ad lectionem librorum Novi Testamenti omnium...


Bern: Jean le Preux, 1607; 1605

Binding Information

Binding style: 
gilt, centrepiece
Binding detail: 

On both boards, centrepiece with 'R' to its left and 'B' to its right, and a gold-tooled fillet at edge, as seen also on Canterbury: Cathedral Library, W/K-3-60. On that volume, and the identification of the initials as those of Richard Bancroft, see James Carley's discussion. As on that printed book, there are the stubs (here merely residual) of cloth ties close to fore-edge on both boards. That volume (also printed in 1606) and ours were part of a single binding campaign, and share tabs from the same manuscript.

Place of binding: 
Canterbury or London
Date range for binding: 
1607 x 1610

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
Number of fragments: 

Further information

  • Richard Bancroft (1544-1610), archbishop of Canterbury, 1604-10.
  • Samuel Harsnett (1561-1631), archbishop of York, 1629-1631.
Date last updated: 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 15:19