The unique collection of early gold and silver, which Corpus Christi College has preserved, is recorded and described in a scholarly manner, with more coherence and detailed illustrations than has previously been possible. The development of the collection from the Renaissance gifts for Founder of the College, Bishop Richard Fox to some important items of the twentieth century are described and illustrated in this beautiful coffee table book.

This collection of essays will be essential to scholars and connoisseurs, and irresistible to those entranced by the beauty of ancient mental work. In nearly five centuries of existence Corpus Christi College has preserved its collection of gold and silver despite Civil War and other insidious threats.

This volume is a celebration of its present health and the place it holds in the life of the College.