A Bibliographical Antiquarian And Picturesque Tour In France And Germany Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byThomas Frognall Dibdin

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... LETTER XXVII. SOME ACCOUNT OF EARLY PRINTED AND RARE BOOKS, IN THE ROYAL LIBRARY. As the Art of Printing rather suddenly, than gradually, checked the progress of that of writing and illuminating--and as the pressman in consequence pretty speedily tripped up the heels of the scribe--it will be a natural and necessary result.. that I take you with me to the collection of Printed Books. Accordingly, let us ascend the forementioned lofty flight of stone steps, and paying attention to the affiche of "wiping our shoes," let us enter: go straight forward: make our obeisance to Monsieur Van Praet, and sit down doggedly but joyfully to the glorious volumes... many of them rough with barbaric gold, which, through his polite directions, are placed before us. To come to plain matter of fact. Receive, my good friend, in right earnest and with the strictest adherence to truth, a list of some of those rarer and more magnificent productions of the ancient art of printing, which I have been so many years desirous of inspecting, and which now, for the first time, present themselves to my notice and admiration. After the respectable example of M. Van Praet, I shall generally add the sizes or measurement-f-of the respective books examined--not so much for the sake of making those unhappy whose copies are of less capacious dimensions, as for the consolation of those whose copies may lift their heads in a yet more aspiring attitude. One further preliminary remark. I send you this list precisely in the order in which chance, rather than a preconcerted plan, happened to present the books to me. Recueil Des Histoires De Troye. Printed by Caxton. Folio. The introductory history to the acquisition of this precious book, is bibliographically interesting. An...

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... LETTER XXVII. SOME ACCOUNT OF EARLY PRINTED AND RARE BOOKS, IN THE ROYAL LIBRARY. As the Art of Printing rathe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021715896X

ISBN - 13:9780217158961

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