New International Encyclopedia Volume 7

New International Encyclopedia Volume 7

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...was not completed till the fifteenth century, it shows a French Gothic conception carried out with English details. Other examples are the choirs of Worcester, Chester, and Gloucester cathedrals, the transepts of York, parts of the choir of Ely and Winchester, and the "Nine Altars" of Durham. Consult: Eickman, An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of English Architecture (London, 1849); Moore, Development of Gothic Architecture (New York, 1899) and Medieval Church Architecture in England (ib., 1912); Prior, History of Gothic Architecture in England (London, 1900); Bond, Gothic Architecture in England (ib., 1907) and An Introduction to English Church Architecture (ib., 1013). EARLY ENGLISH TEXT SOCIETY. A society founded by F. J. Furnivall (q.v.) in 1864 for the publication of Old and Middle English manuscripts. It has issued every year original-series texts (devoted to first editions of manuscripts), and since 1867 extra-series texts (mainly reprints of old books printed by Caxton and other early publishers). The society lias as members some of the best English scholars in England, the United States, and Germany. Its publications, numbering more than 200, are indispensable to the student of early English literature. EARMARK. A method of identification of cattle in the West used in addition to branding (q.v.). It consisted in a slitting, cropping, or notching of one or both ears and was usually made when the calf was being branded. Each cattleman had his distinctive earmark as well as his brand, and the great value of the former lay in the fact that when the half-wild range cattle saw a man they invariably turned and faced him so that the projecting ears showed the earmark plainly. Earmarks were too easily altered by the cattle...show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,506g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800281
  • 9781236800282