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If the entry for Bradock in Morrison's Index is complete, Bradock's name appears in the imprint of one extant book dated 1581, two dated 1592, and one dated 1597. It is on 8 April 1598, however, that a book is first assigned to Bradock in the Stationers' Register (Arber, III.110); and no less than twelve extant books of 1598 bear Bradock's name in the imprint. A possible reason for this blossoming of Bradock's career in 1598 is given at the conclusion of this note.


This ornament also appears in a book printed by Robinson in 1591 (STC 3508). It appears twice in each of two books printed by Robinson, one of 1595 (STC 4098) and one of 1596 (STC 20635). The ornament appears three times in each of two books printed by Robinson in 1596 (STC 20634, 20636).


The ornament appears on the following pages of the Institutiones: Aa8v (also numbered 368), Cc1v (386), Ii1 (481). The ornament also appears in three other books printed by Robinson: STC 4098, printed in 1595; STC 18013, 18246, printed in 1596.


This circular ornament also appears in the following books printed by Robinson: STC 3508, printed in 1591; STC 362, 1098, 18246, printed in 1596.


An Alphabet of the Holy Proverbes of King Salomon (STC 362). The initial appears on F1v.


The diamond-shaped ornament appears not only in the 1598 quarto of Edward II, but in two other books printed by Bradock in 1598 (STC 4172, 24890). The circular ornament used by Robinson in the 1594 edition of Edward II and elsewhere appears in three books printed by Bradock in 1598 (STC 4172, 6819, 24890). Further, two of Robinson's devices included in McKerrow's Printers' and Publishers' Devices (Nos. 207, 280) appear in books printed by Bradock in 1598 (No. 207 in STC 1823, 21225; No. 280 in STC 12372). Of these two devices, and of a third, No. 202, McKerrow says "Probably passed to Richard Bradock in 1597-8."