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R. B. McKerrow, Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland, and of Foreign Printers of English Books, 1557-1640 (1910; rpt. 1968), p. 256.


John Windet's will is in the Public Record Office, Prob. II/117, 53-55.


In the transcription, abbreviations have been expanded, with missing letters supplied in italics and superior letters lowered to the line.


Edward Arber, ed., A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London, 1554-1640 A. D. (1875-94; rpt. 1967), II, 173.


It is not certain if Stansby undertook other publications prior to 1607. Another book attributed to him in 1597 was STC 24117. The revision of the STC now assigns this to Windet. STC 16740 was attributed to Stansby in 1603. The revised STC now dates this 1625. Paul G. Morrison's Index of Printers, Publishers, and Booksellers in A. W. Pollard and G. R. Redgrave: A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640 (1950), has been invaluable in identifying Stansby's books.


The revised STC now attributes STC 21514 to Windet. H. R. Plomer, A Short History of English Printing (1900), p. 165, noted that the first book printed by Stansby was a 1609 edition of Greene's Pandosto.


D. F. McKenzie, "A List of Printers' Apprentices, 1605-1640," Studies in Bibliography, 13 (1960), 133.