Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett I.f.10

Publication Details

Author of volume: 
Valerio Polidoro
Title of volume: 

Practica exorcistarum


Venice: Robertus Meiettus, 1606

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 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: 
1606 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 - 15:22