A Brief Outline of the History of Libraries/Chapter 12

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To you, John Moretus, because of the friendship which has bound together for now these many years you and our Plantin—alas, now no more!—and all his family and myself,—to you, I say, I entrust the printing and the publishing of this my Outline of the History of Libraries; to you and to no one else. And this my wish and will I thus declare in accordance with the law laid down by the great Emperor and the Kings.