Host Volume

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett K.a.9

Publication Details

Type of host: 
printed book retaining early binding
Author of volume: 
Baptista Platina

Paris: Iehan Petit, 1530

Binding Information

Binding style: 
blind-stamped, roll
Binding detail: 

Brown leather over wooden boards, roll (Pearson, Oxford, XX(1)) forming a rectangle on both boards; fillets forming small triangles in line with thongs. Sewn on four thongs, rebacked. Stubs of two leather ties. Title and number '26' written horizontally on fore-edge.

Place of binding: 
Date range for binding: 

Hosting Information

Number of manuscripts represented: 
1 (2 fragments)

Further information

  1. Webster: 'webstar' written on verso of front paper flyleaf; perhaps this person who wrote 'precium iis iiijd 5 Junij 1549' at top of title page.
  2. Wight: 'whight' written at top of back pastedown; perhaps this person who adds to the bottom of the title page the motto 'Nihil frustra'
  3. Samuel Harsnett
Date last updated: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 11:15