The American Bibliopolist Volume 7-9

The American Bibliopolist Volume 7-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...volumes." The list seems almost laughable, but is doubtless meant in sad earnest indeed. One of the most important bibliographical works now m course of publication in France is the new edition of 'he ' Dictionnaire des Ouvrages Anonymes.' It is well known that this Dictionary, undertaken by the indus trious A. Barbier, librarian to Napoleon the First, appeared in 1806, and that a second edition, much improved, was published in 1822-24. Now, the present one is a sequel to the new edition of ' Les Supercheries Litteraires, ' of Querard, in which are disclosed the names of the authors who have concealed their indentity under a nom neplume. It contains numerous additions by various contributors, among whom we may quote MM. Olivier Barbier (of the National Library), Gustave Brunet, Leon de la Sicotiere, of Alencon, &c. A great number of notes left by the indefatigable Querard have been made use of. In the second edition there were, at the time when it stopped, at quantity of gaps which have been filled up as far as possible, for the real names of many anonymous authors will too probably remain unknown. The third edition of this book is in course of publication at the library of Paul Daffis, Rue Guenegaud, Paris. Vols. I. and II. and the first part of Vol. III., which ends at the word "Observations," have already been issued. Whitman.--When Joaquin Miller delivered his lecture on "Literary London " in Washington, he paid this tribute to Walt Whitman: " Here, in America--here, in this high Capital--there was once a colossal mind; an old and an honorable man, with a soul as grand as Homer's--the Milton of America. He walked these streets for years--a plain, brave, old man, who was kind even to your dogs. He had more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236654465