Author:Alexander Balloch Grosart

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Alexander Balloch Grosart
Scottish clergyman and literary editor
This author wrote articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB9 by the initials "A. B. G."
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "A. B. G."

This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles written by this author are designated in the EB1911 by the initials "A. B. G."


  • Little Sins (1863)
  • Jesus 'mighty to save': Isaiah lxiii.1 or, Christ for all the world, and all the world for Christ (1863)
  • The lambs all safe; or, The salvation of children (1864)
  • Joining the Church; or, Materials for conversations between a minister and intending communicants (1865)
  • The Key-Bearer: The Crucified: Two Sermons Preached on Occasion of the Opening of St. George's United Presbyterian Church, Blackburn, Lancashire (1868). Co-authored with Willian McKerrow
  • Representative nonconformists: with the message of their life-work for to-day (1879)
  • Hand-list of unique or extremely rare Elizabethan- Jacobean-Carolian books (1885)
  • Songs of the day and night; or, Three centuries of original hymns for public and private praise and reading. The life-story of Jesus Christ—a cantata; with other sacred poems (1890)
  • Choice passages from the writings and letters of Sir Walter Raleigh : being a small sheaf of gleanings from a golden harvest (1893)
  • Robert Fergusson (1898)

As editor[edit]

  • The works of Robert Fergusson (1851)
  • The Huth Library, or Elizabethan-Jacobean unique or very rare books in verse and prose largely from the library of Henry Huth (1851)
  • The complete poems of Dr. Joseph Beaumont (1615-1699) (1860), in 2 vols.
  • The complete works of Richard Sibbes, D.D (1862), in 7 vols.
  • The Works of Michael Bruce (1865)
  • Selections from the unpublished writings of Jonathan Edwards, of America (1865)
  • Complete works of Thomas Brooks (1866), in 6 vols.
  • Daemonologia sacra; or, A treatise of Satan's temptations (1867), by Richard Gilpin
  • The poems of Thomas Washbourne, D. D. (1868)
  • The poems and translations in verse (including fifty-nine hitherto unpublished epigrams) of Thomas Fuller, and his much-wished form of prayer (1868)
  • The poems of Giles Fletcher, rector of Suffolk (1868)
  • The poems of Sir John Beaumont, bart. (1869)
  • The poems of Phineas Fletcher (1869), in 4 vols.
  • The works in verse and prose complete of the Right Honourable Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1869), in 4 vols.
  • The Songs of Sion of Dr. William Loe, (1620) (1870)
  • Poems by Henry Lok, Gentleman, 1593-1597 (1871)
  • The anatomie of basenesse (1615) (1871), by John Andrewes
  • The works in verse and prose complete of Henry Vaughan, silurist (1871), in 4 vols.
  • The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Andrew Marvell (1872), in 4 vols.
  • The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw (1872), in 2 vols.
  • [[The Complete Poems of Robert Southwell]] (1872)
  • The Dr. Farmer Chetham ms.; being a commonplace-book in the Chetham library, Manchester. Temp. Elizabeth, James I. and Charles I. Consisting of verse and prose, mostly hitherto unpublished (1873), in 2 vols.
  • Complete poems, for the first time collected and collated with the original and early editions and MSS. and in the quarto form (1873), in 2 vols.
  • The complete works in verse and prose of George Herbert (1873), in 3 vols.
  • The complete poems of Christopher Harvey being a supplementary volume to The complete works in verse and prose of George Herbert (1874)
  • The complete poems and translations in prose of Humfrey Gifford, gentleman (1580) (1875)
  • The complete poems of Sir John Davies (1875), in 2 vols.
  • The prose works of William Wordsworth: for the first time collected, with additions from unpublished manuscripts (1876), in 3 vols.
  • Complete poems of Giles Fletcher, B.D. (1876)
  • The Complete Poems of Robert Herrick (1876), in 3 vols.
  • The poems and literary prose of Alexander Wilson, the American ornithologist. For the first time fully collected and compared with the original and early editions, mss., etc (1876), in 2 vols.
  • The complete poems of Richard Barnfield (1876)
  • The spending of the money of Robert Nowell of Reade hall, Lancashire, brother of Dean Alexander Norwell. 1568-1580 (1877)
  • English Jacobite ballads, songs & satires, etc. From the mss. at Towneley hall, Lancashire (1877)
  • Occasional Issues of Unique Or Very Rare Books (187x - 1881), in 17 vols.
  • Love's martyr; or, Rosalins complaint (1601) with its supplement, Diverse poeticall essaies on the turtle and phoenix by Shakspere, Ben Johnson, George Chapman, John Marston, etc. (1878)
  • The Complete Poems of Dr. Henry More (1614-1687) (1878)
  • The Complete Works of John Davies of Hereford (15??-1618) (1878)
  • The poems of Thomas Howell, (1568-1581) (1879)
  • The monarchie of man by Sir John Eliot (1590-1632) (1879), in 2 vols.
  • The poems, etc., of Richard James, B.D. (1592-1638) (1880)
  • The Complete Works of Josuah Sylvester (1880), in 2 vols.
  • An Apology for Socrates and Negotium Posterorum by Sir John Eliot (1590-1632) (1881), in 2 vols.
  • The life and complete works in prose and verse of Robert Greene (1881), in 15 vols.
  • Tasso's 'Godfrey of Bvlloigne': (Five cantos) (1881) by Torquato Tasso, translated by Richard Carew
  • Elizabethan England in gentle and simple life (1881)
  • Choice, chance and change (1606) or, Glimpses of "Merry England" in the olden time (1881)
  • The complete works in verse and prose of Abraham Cowley (1881), in 2 vols.
  • The complete works in verse and prose of Edmund Spenser (1882), in 10 vols.
  • De jure maiestatis; or, Political treatise of government (1628-30) and The letter-book of Sir John Eliot (1625-1632), now for the first time printed (1882), in 2 vols.
  • Meditations and disquisitions upon the first psalm: the penitential psalms; and seven consolatory psalms (1882) by Sir Richard Baker
  • The complete works of Thomas Nashe (1883), in 6 vols.
  • The voyage to Cadiz in 1625. Being a journal written by John Glanville, secretary to the lord admiral of the fleet (Sir E. Cecil), afterward Sir John Glanville, speaker of the Parliament, &c., &c. (1883)
  • Prospectus of the Puck Library (1883)
  • The works of John Glanville. (1884), in 3 vols.
  • The non-dramatic works of Thomas Dekker (1884), in 5 vols.
  • The complete works in verse and prose of Samuel Daniel (1885), in 4 vols.
  • The Lismore papers, 1st ser. Autobiographical notes, remembrances and diaries of Sir Richard Boyle, first and 'great' Earl of Cork (1886), in 5 vols.
  • Notes and notices of Elizabethan-Jacobean-Carolian books (1887)


Contributions to Dictionary of National Biography[edit]

Contributions to Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition[edit]

Contributions to 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica[edit]

Works about Grosart[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.