Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1975. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff wrappers. vi, 30pp. Illustrations. Near fine. Item #49656
Handsome first edition of this address "Delivered on the occasion of the second annual Bromsen Lecture April 27, 1974" -- the second "Maury A. Bromsen Lecture in Humanistic Bibliography." Famed antiquarian bookseller and collector Bromsen (1919-2005), well known for his specialty in early Spanish colonial manuscripts, established this endowed lectureship. He boldly inscribes and signs the inside front wrapper in black fineline "Presented to Frank Hanlin / with every good wish from / his friend, / Maury A. Bromsen / Boston / May 4, 1976." (Frank S. Hanlin,1924-82, was a noted bibliographer and University of Iowa special collections director). Goff (1916-82) long served with the Rare Book Division of the Library of Congress and was a noted specialist in incunabula.