This collection consists of letters addressed to English
bibliographer and book collector E. Gordon Duff (1863-1924), which relate primarily to Duff's
interests in early English printing and stamped bookbindings.
Edward Gordon Duff (1863-1924) was an English bibliographer and
book-collector. Duff was born in Liverpool and educated at Cheltenham College and Wadham
College, Oxford, where he received a B.A. in 1887. He showed an aptitude for
bibliographical work before he was twenty, and while at Oxford developed a plan for
describing sixteenth-century books, started to collect early English books, and entered into
correspondence with Henry Bradshaw, J. E. Bailey, and William Blades. In 1887, he was at work
on a pamphlet on early stamped bindings.
1,010 pieces in 13 boxes.
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