Typographical Antiquities; Containing Memoirs of Our Ancient Printers and a Register of the Books Printed by Them Volume 1

Typographical Antiquities; Containing Memoirs of Our Ancient Printers and a Register of the Books Printed by Them 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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... To cutte the lvvintir nycht and mak it shorte 7 I toke a qucre, and left al othir sporte, _'_&e. _ ' Henrysone's Test. CreseidelChron. S. P. i. 158." " Perqueir, that is, by book," says Mr. Pinkerton, -with formal e.racmess." But consult J amieson. The word, however, seems to have been almost exclusively-applied to a book wmposed qffew leaves. Christina, herself, in the colophon to the Visions, says that she had compiled 15 volumes, besides sundry other little treatises, " lesquels tout ensemble oontiennent envimnln quaiers dc gmnt-volume." Cat. De la Valliere, n. 1327. '3 " LA VISION nu Cnarsrmn, compose en 1405. 'In folio.-Consult the Cat. de La Valliere," n.'1327 where the title of the-work, and the description of its contents, are given somewhat at large. Her Visions are divi'ded into three parts: in thefirst 'we have an account of the Image qftbe orld, and its wonders: in'th_e second, of Lady Opinion and her shadow: . and in the third, of the Study of Philosophy. The three parts are filled with those absurd allegories common to the 14th and 15th centuries; at "the same time-they 'alfbi'd mentions that she had already composed fifteen volumes; the contents of which, with those of eleven other volumes, subsequently executed by her, have the subjoined titles.' See, continues the same authority, the curious life of this lady given by Mr. Boivin, in the 2nd vol. of the Mem. de L'Acad. des Belles Lettres. Bibl. Francoise de La Croix du Maine, vol. i. 127-8. The reader may consult the Catalogue de la Valliere, 11. 1327, for a more interesting abridgment of her life. " In this translation of Earl Rivers," says Lord Orford, " the Earl dis...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813456
  • 9781236813459