The Plimpton Press Year Book; An Exhibit of Versatility

The Plimpton Press Year Book; An Exhibit of Versatility

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the Royal Library, Munich, and in the Cisianus zu dutsche at Cambridge, the most marked being the filling up of blank spaces with an ornament of stops. The curious rhyming form of these calendars, and the dialect of German in which they are written, resemble exactly the rhyming colophon put by Pfister to the Boner's Edelstein. In all three cases the ends of the lines are not marked, but the works are printed as prose. Paulus Paulirinus of Prague, in his description of a 'ciripagus', wrote: 'Et tempore mei Pambergae quidam sculpsit integram Bibliam super lamellas, et in quatuor septimanis totam Bibliam super pargameno subtili presignavit scriptura.' Some writers have suggested that these words refer to the thirty-six line Bible; but a 'Bible cut on thin plates' to-point Casio Old Style (Monotype No. 37) This page contains 323 words. Leaded 2-point FROM EARLY PRINTED BOOKS PRINCE EUGENE already powerful Duke of Savoy, flocking to his banner at a time when the operations of the rapacious and murderous Turk were becoming more and more of a menace to Vienna. Every German sword that freely offered itself was welcomed as a real acquisition. So thought the Emperor. To be sure the Viennese had other ideas, for with all their amiability they have a sense of humor. The little Prince of Savoy-Carignan was almost too tiny for them. When they had heard his story, they scarcely blamed the French King for having destined this little chap for the priesthood. They insisted that he was not fit for war. They called him "The little Capuchin"--a name which fitted him, for he generally wore a long brown cloak which closely resembled a monk's habit. Very often people stopped on the streets, shaking their heads, to gaze after him. Eugene would have had...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653316X
  • 9781236533166