To celebrate the College's Quincentenary two exhibitions are taking place in the United States of America during 2017. This catalogue is the accompanying brochure to these exhibitions which cover a selection of fifty manuscripts and early printed books from our celebrated Library, ranging in date from the 10th to the 17th centuries.
Focusing on the first hundred years of the College’s existence, the exhibition introduces its Founder, Richard Fox, powerful Bishop of Winchester and adviser to Henry VII and Henry VIII, and its first President, John Claymond, who laid the foundations of the Library’s great collection.
Sumptuously illustrated, the catalogue describes twenty- six of the exhibits in vivid detail, setting the texts in context and explaining their provenance. Several illustrations are further enlarged so that one can fully appreciate the beauty and quality of this remarkable collection.