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Página 29 - A General History of Greece from the Earliest Period to the Death of Alexander the Great, with a sketch of the subsequent History to the present time. New Edition. Crown 8vo. Cloth, price js. 6d. Tales of Ancient Greece.
Página 20 - By the means of catalogues only can it be known, what has been written on every part of learning, and the hazard avoided of encountering difficulties which have already been cleared, discussing questions which have already been decided, and digging in mines of literature which former ages have exhausted.
Página 15 - How Index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tail...
Página 17 - I shall draw to your memories bookes that you could not remember; and shew to the learned such bookes as they would not thinke were in our owne tongue ; which I haue not sleighted vp the next way, but haue to my great paines drawn the writers of any special argument together, not following the order of the learned men that haue written Latine catalogues, Gesner, Simler, and our countriman, John Bale. They make their alphabet by the Christian name, I by the sirname : they mingle diuinitie, law, phisicke,...
Página 17 - Diuinitie as have bin either written in our owne tongue, or translated out of anie other language : and haue bin published to the glory of God, and edification of the Church of Christ in England. Gathered into Alphabet, and such method as it is, by Andrew Maunsell, bookseller. Unumquodque propter quid. London: printed by John Windet, for Andrew Maunsell, dwelling in Lothburie, 1595.
Página 17 - The first Part of the Catalogue of English Printed Bookes: which concerneth such matters of Diuinitie as have bin either written in our owne tongue, or translated out of anie other language : and haue bin published to the glory of God, and edification of the Church of Christ in England. Gathered into Alphabet, and such method as it is, by Andrew Maunsell, bookseller. Unumquodque propter quid. London: printed by John Windet, for Andrew Maunsell, dwelling in Lothburie, 1595.
Página 17 - ... seeing (also) many singular bookes, not only of diuinitie, but of other excellent arts, after the first impression, so spent and gone, that they lie euen as it were buried in some few studies...
Página 17 - ... haue thought good in my poor estate to vndertake this most tiresome businesse, hoping the Lord will send a blessing vpon my labours taken in my vocation; thinking it as necessarie for the bookeseller (considering the number and nature of them) to haue a catalogue of our English bookes, as the apothecarie his Dispensatorium, or the schoolemaster his Dictionarie.
Página 2 - One writer excels at a plan or a title-page ; another works away at the body of the book ; and a third is a dab at an index. Thus a magazine is not the result of any single man's industry, but goes through as many hands as a new pin, before it is fit for the public. I fancy, sir...
Página 17 - Folio, pp. 123 ; dedication, pp. 6 ; with the device of a pelican and its offspring rising from the flames, round which is this legend: "Pro Lege Rege et Grege: Love kepyth the Lawe, obeyeth the kynge, and is good to the Commonwelthe.

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