Index of dedications and commendatory verses in English books before 1641
London, Bibliographical Society, 1962
(26 cm), xxvii, 256 pp. Publisher’s cloth. - An index of dedicatees, editors, writers of commendatory verse and prose, mentioned in the preliminaries of all books in STC. The author was Professor of English at Georgetown University from 1939-1974. Over twenty-five years’ he visited 130 libraries and personally examined “more than 37,000 copies of 29,800 items of early British printing, including 4400 STC addenda (1500 of them fresh titles)”. An indispensable resource for the study of literary patronage and bibliography in Elizabethan England. ¶ Fine copy.