Tipped in at the end is an interesting 2-page autograph letter of the author dated 24 September 1924 presenting the book to Canon Wordsworth of Salisbury and thanking him for a visit paid by Keynes and John Sparrow to the Cathedral library there.... Edition limited to 300 copies. Printed wrappers, 4to, xii, 167 pp, ills, facs. 154 entries. The first, limited, edition of Keynes' pioneering bibliography of Donne, and the first of many distinguished bibliographies by him. Fulton, in "The Great Medical Bibliographers", credits Keynes "for having developed the pattern for humanized personal bibliography which has done so much to transform a dull and dreary subject into an art that is both exciting and highly informative", continuing ". in 1914. the Cambridge University Press brought out his bibliography of Donne, a book which immediately attracted wide notice among English scholars both in Britain and in this country. Here was a new method of approaching the contributions of a man-his writings were anatomized with the closest scrutiny, and through such analysis his intellectual development could be traced and elucidated." This book was the second, and last, publication of the Baskerville Club and Keynes has described how he delivered the book to the Cambridge University Printer for printing: "He listened to my amateur views and prejudices in favour of Caslon Old Face type, and using as many 'swash letters' as possible in headlines and elsewhere."
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