All photographs used in this website have been taken by myself unless otherwise credited, and are offered here with the permission of the participating libraries and institutions. Reuse of images should be arranged by contacting me and the individual libraries. The website images are certainly not up to professional standards, and the photography has always been for research purposes rather than publication. We can be grateful to all the libraries who have made this valuable visual resource available.
My appreciation goes to the Bibliographical Society of America, the Huntington Fellowship Committee, the Bridwell Library, the Houghton Library at Harvard, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Harry Ransom Center for fellowships that have made important additions to this project possible. Grant funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation has been very helpful to the census project. The Davies Project at Princeton University has provided important funding during a crucial stage. A large measure of thanks must also go to the National Endowment for the Humanities for sustaining support.
In the early years Princeton University supported this undertaking in a variety of ways, and I thank the university and my colleagues there for allowing me time to pursue this work along with my regular duties. I also wish to thank the curators and reading room staff of every collection included in this endeavor. You have made my research hours in your libraries both pleasant and productive.
I have benefited from the interest and encouragement of many individuals as I have worked on this project, and I regret that I cannot thank everyone singly. I do need to make a few specific acknowledgements, however. This endeavor may never have started had not Steve Ferguson at Princeton opened the doors and allowed the first faltering steps of the census to be taken. I always value the contact I have had with Paul Needham, whose range and depth of knowledge about early-printed books is remarkable. Great appreciation goes to John Bidwell, who has been, and remains, such a supportive, encouraging, and informed voice. Eric White's knowledgeable contributions and generous spirit have made it all happen at the Bridwell Library and beyond. Bill Stoneman thoughtfully paved the way for working through the incunables at the Houghton Library. My thanks to Alan Jutzi and Steve Tabor for helping to push this project forward in a major way with the inclusion of the Huntington Library collection. I especially want to acknowledge Steve Tabor for all his help, suggestions, ideas, and insights, not only for this website, but for the census project as a whole.
Princeton, New Jersey