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.
'The Printers, Stationers & Bookbinders of London from the Year 1500 to the Year 1535', the Sandars Lectures for 1904, 60 folios. The versos are blank throughout.
Received from Edward Gordon Duff, 1904.
Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Edward Duff: Sixteenth-century printers and stationers of London, MS Add.4230
The lectures were printed in 1906.
Cambridge University Library also holds lectures and papers of E.G. Duff, MSS.Add.4542, 5126, 5712 and 7610-7612.