John Whitgift

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John Whitgift (c. 1530–1604) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583.

Many of the surviving volumes with armorial bindings with the arms of Archbishop Whitgift (on a cross flory four bezants) came into the Library at a later date through the gift by Archbishop Sancroft of duplicates from Lambeth Palace Library (c. 1680–1690).

A few other books from Whitgift's library without an armorial stamp also came from Lambeth to Canterbury, in particular two Hebrew books which had belonged to the brothers Thomas and Robert Wakefield.[1]

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Armorial binding stamps

Binding stamps with the arms of Archbishop John Whitgift (c. 1530–1604)

arms of Abp Whitgift, device A
device A
50 x 40 mm
arms of Abp Whitgift, device B
device B
97 x 80 mm



List of books with Archbishop Whitgift armorial stamp

List of titles based on output from the University of Kent Voyager system
(January 18 2009)

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AUTHOR(S)          Reusnerus, Elias.
TITLE              Basilikon opus genealogicum Catholicum de praecipuis
                      familiis imperatorum, ... orbis Christiani. Editum ...
                      Eliae Reusneri ...
PUBLISHER          Francofurti : Ex officina typographica Nicolai Bassaei,
                      1592.
DESCRIPTION        [8], 532, [2], 92, [4]p. ; 2°.
NOTES              First word of title translit.
CLASSMARK          W/E-4-18
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp B) 
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TITLE              Biblia sacra Vulgatae editionis Sixti Quinti ... iussu
                      recognita atque edita.
PUBLISHER          Romae : Ex typographia apostolica Vaticana, 1592.
DESCRIPTION        [12], 1131, [1], 23, [1]p. ; 2°.
NOTES              Clementine Bible. – Addit. engr. tp.
                   CATHEDRAL
CLASSMARK          W/D-4-38
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp B) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Frisius, Joannes Jacobus, the Elder.
TITLE              Bibliotheca philosophorum classicorum authorum
                      chronologica. In qua veterum philosophorum origo,
                      successio, ... & doctrina ... proponitur. Quibus
                      accessit patrum ecclesiae Christi doctorum: ... usque ad
                      ... 1140 ... enumeratio. Ioanne Iacobo Frisio ...
                      auctore. ...
PUBLISHER          Tiguri : Apud Ioannem VVolphium typis Frosch., 1592.
DESCRIPTION        [8], 110, [1] leaves ; 4°.
NOTES              Pt. 2 has separate tp. – Leaf with epigram at end.
CLASSMARK          W/N-1-55
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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TITLE              Candelabrum aureum Eccl. S. Dei, continens censurarum, ac
                      irregularitatum materias; Christianis ... summopere
                      necessarias ... edidit ... Martinus Alfonsus de Viualdo
                      ... Pars secunda.
PUBLISHER          Bononiae : apud Ioannem Rossium, expensis Michaelis
                      Berniae, 1588.
DESCRIPTION        [68], 373, [1]p. ; 4°.
CLASSMARK          W/N-3-19
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Hotman, François.
TITLE              De iure successionis regiae in regno francorum. Leges
                      aliquot ex probatis auctorib. collectae studio et opera
                      Francisci Hotomani ... Obiter de iure regis Nauarrae.
PUBLISHER          [Geneva] : [Antoine Blanc], 1588.
DESCRIPTION        127, [1]p. ; 8°.
NOTES              Imprint from Moeckli, p.123.
CLASSMARK          W/P-1-43(1)
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Camerarius, Joachimus, the Elder.
TITLE              De Philippi Melanchthonis ortu, totius vitae curriculo &
                      morte, ... Narratio ... Ioach. Camerarij ...
PUBLISHER          Lipsiae : Impensis Valentini Voegelini [colophon:]
                      Imprimebat Michael Lantzenberger, 1592.
DESCRIPTION        [14], 450, [16]p. ; 8°.
NOTES              Colophon dated 1591.
CLASSMARK          W/P-3-16
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Augustinus, Fivizanius.
TITLE              De ritu sanctissimae crucis Romano Pontifici praeferendae
                      commentarius ... Augustino Fiuizanio ...
PUBLISHER          Romae : Ex typographia Apostolica Vaticana, 1592.
DESCRIPTION        [8], '132' [i.e. 152], [12]p. : ill. ; 4°.
CLASSMARK          W/N-3-4
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Regius, Johann, of Dantsic.
TITLE              Discussionum theologicarum liber unus. In quibus
                      potissimum quaestiones an ministri Augustanae
                      confessionis veri Christi ministri dicendi sint: an
                      Ecclesia eiusdem confessionis vera sit Ecclesia. ...
                      auctore Iohanne Regio Dantiscano ...
PUBLISHER          Francofurti : Ex museo Iohannis Spiessii, 1601.
DESCRIPTION        [8], 212, [4]p. ; 4°.
NOTES              With errata leaf at end.
CLASSMARK          W/N-1-54(1)
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Castillo, Didacus de.
TITLE              Disputatio in cap. sextum sancti Ioannis per Didacum del
                      Castillo ...
PUBLISHER          Romae : Apud Aloysium Zanneltum, 1593.
DESCRIPTION        [16], 246, [2]p. ; 4°.
CLASSMARK          W/N-3-32
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Berchetus, Tussanus.
TITLE              Explicatio controuersiarum quae a nonnullis mouentur de
                      Henrici borbonii regis in regnum franciae constitutione
                      ... a Tossano Bercheto ... e gallico in latinum sermonem
                      conuersum.
PUBLISHER          Sedani : Typis Matthai Hilarij, 1590.
DESCRIPTION        [48], 352p. ; 8°.
CLASSMARK          W/P-1-43(2)
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Ribera, Francisco de.
TITLE              Francisci Riberae ... De templo, & de iis quae ad templum
                      pertinent, libri quinque. Ad sacrae Scipturae
                      intelligentiam ita necessarij, ...
PUBLISHER          Antverpiae : Apud Petrum Bellerum, 1593.
DESCRIPTION        378, [54]p. ; 8°.
CLASSMARK          W/N-1-49
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Sohn, Georg.
TITLE              Georgii Sohnii ... Theses de plerisque locis theologicis, 
                      in Academiis Marpurgensi et Heidelbergensi ... propositae.
PUBLISHER          Herbornae : Typis Christophori Corvini, 1591.
DESCRIPTION        551, [1]p. ; 8°.
CLASSMARK          W/L-1-33
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Clichtoveus, Jodocus.
TITLE              Homiliarum Iudoci Clichtouei tripartitarum pars prima
                      [-tertia] quae peculiariter est de tempore, ex rudi,
                      indigesta & illaborata mole in hanc nouam lucem redacta
                      ...
PUBLISHER          Coloniae : ex officina Eucharij [Cervicorni], 1535.
DESCRIPTION        3v., : ill. ; 8°.
NOTES              Tp and collation from NUC. – Edited by Louis Lassere (NUC).
CLASSMARK          W2/X-4-38
NOTES              Vol. 2 only 
                   Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Palacios de Salazar, Paulus.
TITLE              In ecclesiasticum commentarius pius et doctus, authore
                      Paulo de Palacio ...
PUBLISHER          Coloniae : Apud Geruinum Calenium & haeredes Iohannis
                      Quentelij, 1593.
DESCRIPTION        [24], 776p. ; 8°.
CLASSMARK          W/D-2-37
NOTES              Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Berchorius, Petrus.
TITLE              Morale reductorium super totam Bibliam: ... Petri
                      Berthorij Pictauiensis ... quatuor et triginta libris
                      consummatum: ... adiectis Bibliae concordantijs. ...
PUBLISHER          [Basileae] : [colophon:] Basileae aere & impensis Ioannis
                      Koberger in officina libraria Adae Petri de Langendorff,
                      1517.
DESCRIPTION        [12], 196 leaves ; 2°.
NOTES              Tp compartment. – Final leaf blank.
CLASSMARK          W2/X-5-13
NOTES              Lacks final leaf 
                   Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp B) 
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AUTHOR(S)          Ursinus, Zacharias.
TITLE              Pars prima [-quarta] Explicationum catecheticarum, quae
                      tractationem locorum theologicorum kat'epitomen
                      complectuntur, sicuti illae ex repetitionibus D.
                      Zachariae Vrsini ... collectae sunt: nunc ...
                      emendatiùs ac pleniùs editae. ...
PUBLISHER          Neustadii in Palatinatu : excudebat Matthaeus Harnisch,
                      1585 [-1591]
DESCRIPTION        4v. ; 8°.
NOTES              Tp and completed entry from Wadham Coll., Oxford, copy. -
                      Edited by D. Pareus (vols 2-4). – Vol. 3 printed at
                      Heidelberg by Abraham Smesmann for Harnisch. – Greek
                      phrase translit. – About the formulation of the
                      Heidelberg Catechism.
CLASSMARK          W/L-2-20/21
NOTES              Vols 2 and 3 only 
                   Whitgift, John, Abp (armorial binding stamp A)  
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References
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