John Francis, Publisher of the Athenaeum; A Literary Chronicle of Half a Century Volume 1

John Francis, Publisher of the Athenaeum; A Literary Chronicle of Half a Century 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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...wishes of the founder. "That quarrel we must say is not satisfactorily ended. The Trustees have made no public declaration of their views; and they are now engaged in an appeal for additional funds without offering any guarantee for the future We see no course which can, or which ought to, satisfy the doubts that have been raised as to the integrity of the Trustees' intentions in so grossly mis-reading the will of the founder, except a distinct avowal on their part of present opinions and the execution of a deed tying them down for the future We The entirely agree with the Manchester Examiner Manchester J 0 Examiner. and Times that the present is the proper time to obtain the necessary guarantees." The 1st of May was to be notable for the throwing open of St. Paul's Cathedral to the st. Paul's. public without the old tax of twopence each visitor, the change being mentioned on April 20th. An advertisement of the Guild of Literature and Art in the number for May 3rd announces the first representation of Sir Edward Bulwer i.ytton's Lytton's new comedy, 'Not so Bad as We Not so Bad Seem: or. Many Sides to a Character, ' at s We Seem.' Devonshire House, on Friday, May 16th, before her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness Prince Albert. The tickets were five pounds each, this sum being regarded as a contribution to the fund. It is stated on the same day that a copy Cocker's of the first edition of Cocker's 'Arithmetic, ' Arithmetic' "Printed for Thomas Passenger, on London Bridge, 1678," had been sold by Messrs. Puttick & Simpson for 8/. iar. "There is no copy in the British Museum; and the auctioneers' catalogue declares that only one other copy is known to exist. Dibdin failed to find any impression of it struck in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603729
  • 9781236603722