Bibliotheca Historica; Or, A Catalogue Of 5000 Volumes Of Books And Manuscripts Relating Chiefly To…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byHenry Stevens

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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. 1870. Excerpt: ... bornage with explanations so luminous and praises so merited: M. Vivien Db Saint-martin, who reserves to them a worthy place in his Année géographique; M. Le Duc De Montpensieb, who interests himself so much in the history of discoveries, and particularly in whatever touches Christopher Columbus; MM. Gayangos and Zarco Del Valle, of Madrid, not to cite the favorable testimonies of savants who are particularly known to me. M. Harrisse has, as we see, something in the applause of such judges to support unjust or flimsy criticism, and to have confidence in a work to which the future belongs.".... "That which cannot enough be praised in this_ immense work, is the vigorous. method which the author nas followed, and which it will be permitted to us to call by its true name, the French Method. He has not lost sight, even in his long dissertations, that he is a bibliographer, as such, charged with offering to the erudite public all the documents, and accompanying them with their historical justification, never thinking that he was permitted to set forth his own opinion. He applied himself to correct all the errors running through the history, but siways in bringing forward proofs by facts, and never conjecture by reasoning. Every book is described de mm," etc.--" It will be understood that M. Harrisse's work, in spite of the exceptional interest which the numerous dissertations it comprises present, is not one of those which can be read consecutively and all at a breath. I shall add that there are very few readers sufficiently competent in each of the branches of American history to discover the errors of a man so learned as M. Harrisse.".... "I must still add, to be just, that M. Harrisse has applied to the accomplishment of his task as much abnegation...

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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. 1870. Excerpt: ... bornage with explanations so luminous and praises so merited: M. Vivien Db Saint-martin, who reserves to them a worthy place i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217685781

ISBN - 13:9780217685788

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