Dublin Review; A Quarterly and Critical Journal Volume 24

Dublin Review; A Quarterly and Critical Journal Volume 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... "Standard Library," there were found wise and learned friends to shake their heads in ominous doubtingness as to the prospects of success which it held out; and to express a fear that, for really solid literature, there did not yet exist in England a reading public sufficiently numerous to ensure such circulation, as, at the extremely low price which had been adopted, would cover the expenses of publication. We ourselves, however, never entertained such a fear; and it is extremely gratifying to find that the success of the "cheap literature scheme' in the department of general literature has been so striking and so complete, as to furnish a well-grounded hope that even in the less popular, (and indeed the unpopular, ) departments of "Antiquities," "Science," and even "Classics," the same, or nearly the same, project may be carried out, with equal chances of success, or at least with such a chance as will warrant an enterprising publisher in risking his capital on the experiment. In addition to the "Standard Library," Mr. Bohn has commenced an "Antiquarian Library," a " Scientific Library," and a "Classical Library." The volume at the head of these pages is the second of the Antiquarian Series. Its very full and comprehensive title will explain to the reader that it is a new and enlarged reprint of Bishop Percy's translation of Mallet's wellknown Introductory Essay on Northern Antiquities, prefixed to his History of Denmark. The new materials for the illustration of this subject, however, which have been published since the appearance of Bishop Percy's translation (1770), have rendered it necessary for the editor to modify both the translation and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773691
  • 9781236773692