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John Paul Bocock


"Bocock, John Paul, editor and poet, was born at Harrisonburg, Va., in 1856, a son of Rev. J.H. Bocock, D.D. On completing his education at Washington and Lee, he entered the legal profession; but by reason of his unusual literary gifts he was led into journalism and became first a member of the staff of the Philadelphia Press and afterward of the New York World." [Edwin Anderson Alderman & Joel Chandler Harris (eds.), Library of Southern Literature 41 (New Orleans: Martin & Hoyt Co., 1910)(1907)(Vol. 15, Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors, 1929, Lucian Lamar Knight ed.)]

Bocock, along with Nathan Haskell Dole, Henry H. Harper, Charles E. Hurd, J. Arnold Farrer, William D.T. Trefry, and W.P. Trent founded The Bibliophile Society in 1900 to promote the study of the arts of fine book-making and illustration and to publish specially designed/llustrated books to members of the society.


John Paul Bocock, Book Treasures of Maecenas (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1904) [online text]


John Paul Bocock, Illustrated Editions of Horace, The Bibliographer, v. 2, 1903