The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces : (Dr. Jonathan Swift Classics Collection)
Meanwhile, those books that were advocates for the Moderns, chose out one from among them to make a progress through the whole library, examine the number and strength of their party, and concert their affairs. This messenger performed all things very industriously, and brought back with him a list of their forces, in all, fifty thousand, consisting chiefly of light-horse, heavy-armed foot, and mercenaries; whereof the foot were in general but sorrily armed and worse clad; their horses large, but extremely out of case and heart; however, some few, by trading among the Ancients, had furnished themselves tolerably enough.
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- 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.1mm | 213.19g
- 06 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations