Publishers Weekly Volume 102, PT. 1

Publishers Weekly Volume 102, PT. 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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...E. Veyhe, dealer in prints and art books, 710 Lexington Avenue, announces a new work on Rembrandt's etchings. It includes a complete set of facsimile reproductions, which, with a few exceptions, are in original size, and are made by a new process showing remarkable fidelity to the originals. In every case the reproductions are taken from the best possible proof of the etchings. The prints are mounted 19 M1 by 13 % inches and are enclosed in three port folios. There is an edition de luxe in which the prints are matted instead of being hinged. The prints are arranged in chronological order and the first volume has a general introduction by H. VV. Singer. The destruction of the Four Courts in Dublin has caused the loss of many original historical documents and manuscripts. Among the losses were the manuscript reports of the Irish Lords and Commons, said to be unique specimens of bookbinding and tooling. There was a complete set of original signatures of the Kings and Queens of Great Britain from Henry VIII down. Title deeds and leases lost with the record office dated as far back as 1174, and the office contained original parish registers of births, deaths and marriages from about the seventeenth century as well as chancery order books of equal age. The wills lost, however, date back only to about 1840. All the bankruptcy records seem to have been destroyed, and the Government will severely feel the loss of the census for the years 1831, 184i and 1851, on which the operation of the old age pensions act largely depended. It is said that the entire legal machinery of the new Irish nation has been sadly impaired. The editor of the London Spectator says that The Temple Bar edition of Boswell's "Life of Johnson" "should...show more

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  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 934g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955560
  • 9781236955562