The British Bibliographer Volume 1

The British Bibliographer Volume 1

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... these ruynes. Do not you thinke it a great matter that he had solde all the taxes or tributes vnto a Venetian gentleman of his name II Sforza. And none afore could bake any breade vpon a great payne without his commission: also if one dyd weSre a payre of newe shoes without paying taxe or tribute he ldst L. 6 Italian, & should suffer three pulles with the cord afterward, was not this a rauenous suckinge of the comon peoples blond? Marke whether God reuealed not these things to come by the Duke's Secretarye named M. Iohn Baptist Pigna, a very learned man, a great philosopher, and braue & comiiuge astrologier: who the Sondaye before which was the xij of this presente moneth framed these woordes unto the Duke his Maister. My Lord I perceyue, that the people do greately murmure against your grace which if you vedrcsse not I doubt (no I am sure) that this weeke will not be ended before you shall see verye earthlye and heauenlye tokens as might be earthquakes: The Duke aunswercd, it was toldemethat there should haue bene earthquakes in Maye past, and yet there w.ns none scne. M. Secretarye without other replie sayde. Godgraunte there happen none." About 2000 persons are calculated to have been lost, and the recital ends with a list of "castelles, churches, monasteries, chide pallaces, all fallen to ruyne," Art. Art. XVIII. The Anglers. Eight Dialogues in Verse. Rura mihi & rigui placeant in vallilus omnes, Flumina amem sylvasque inglorius. London. Printed for E. Hilly. 1758. izmo. Late as this little work appeared, it is not often met1 wiih in the booksellers' shops. It consists of fifty-six pages; has an Address from the Bookseller to the Reader; and is illustrated by a few notes, historical, critical, and humorous. more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663019X
  • 9781236630193