A Brief Outline of the Histories of Libraries/Chapter 12

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.