The Library-Companion; Or the Young Man's Guide and the Old Man's Comfort, in the Choise of a Library Volume 1

The Library-Companion; Or the Young Man's Guide and the Old Man's Comfort, in the Choise of a Library Volume 1

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... the editions; of which the third, of 1770, (as its prefix or advertisement notices) is doubtless the best. Of the second edition of 1745, there were 350 copies on small, and 50 on large paper. A copy of the large was sold for 20/. 9s. 6d. at a late sale of Mr. Evans's. Of the third, to the best of my observation, no number of either is specified in the preface or prefix: but the original price was 2/. 2s. the small, and 3/. 3s. the large paper. I have purchased a large paper of the third, in russia binding, for 5/. 5s. III. I. Lelandi Antiquarii de Rebus Britannicis Collectanea. Oxon. 1715, 8vo. 6 vols. First edition; reprinted in 1745 and 1774. Of the first edition, only 150 copies were printed on small paper, and a very few (the number not specified) on large. It was of great rarity during the Editor's life-time; and it should seem that Large Paper copies of this first edition, and of the Itinerary of 1710, were considered as the true Keimelia of a thorough-bred Collector's library. In the Reliqvice Hearniana-, vol. i. p. 304, is the following memorandum, dated April 30,1714, from Hearne's diary. "Whereas my edition of Leland's Itinerary in 9 vols. was sold to subscribers for 37 shillings the small paper, and 45 shillings the large paper; they now go at a prodigious price, viz. at 10 or 12 guineas. Mr. Clements, bookseller in Oxford, bought Mr. Hinton of Corpus's copy (he being a subscriber for large paper) for 5 guineas, and immediately sold it to another bookseller at London for 8 guineas, who gave him many thanks for his bargain, it being said that he was to hare 12 guineas of another for them." At a subsequent period, Hearne makes the following memoranda: Sep. 24, 1724, I paid Mr. Samuel Wilmot, of Oxford, bookseller, more

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