Edward Gordon Duff: The English Provincial Printers, Stationers, and Bookbinders to 1557

Scope and Content

'The English Provincial Printers, Stationers, and Bookbinders to 1557', the Sandars Lectures for 1911, 81 folios. The text has been corrected by the author, and the four lectures are each contained in a separate envelope.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Gordon Duff (1863-1924) was born in Liverpool on 16 February 1863, the son of Robert Duff. He was educated at Cheltenham College and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A., 1887), before becoming the librarian of the John Rylands Library, Manchester, 1893-1900. He resigned in 1900 in order to devote his time to bibliographical work, and produced many works on printing and bookbinding. Duff was President of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1899-1900, and the Sandars Reader in Bibliography at Cambridge University in 1898-1899, 1903-1904 and 1910-1911. He died on 28 September 1924.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Edward Gordon Duff, 1911.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Duff in Who was who, Vol. II, 1916-1928 (London, 1967), p. 307.

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Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds lectures and papers of Duff, MSS.Add.4230, 5126, 5712 and 7610-7612.

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