A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Grosart, Alexander Balloch
Grosart, Alexander Balloch (1827-1899).—Was a minister of the English Presbyterian Church. He wrote Lives of various Puritan divines, ed. their works, and also issued ed., with Lives, of the poems of Michael Bruce (q.v.) and Robert Fergusson (q.v.). But his chief service to literature was his reprints, with notes, of rare Elizabethan and Jacobean literature, including Fuller's Worthies Library, 39 vols. (1868-76), Occasional Issues of Unique and Very Rare Books, 38 vols. 1875-81, Huth Library. 33 vols. (1886), Spenser's Works, 10 vols., Daniel's Works, etc.