An Inquiry Into the Nature and Form of the Books of the Ancients: With a History of the Art of Bookbinding, from the Times of the Greeks and Romans to the Present Day; Interspersed with Bibliographical References to Men and Books of All Ages and Countries

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R. Groombridge, 1837 - 212 стор.
 

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Сторінка 94 - Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by authority of the same...
Сторінка 91 - ... since, to the great reproach of the nation, and a much greater one of our holy religion, the thievish disposition of some that enter into libraries, to learn no good there, hath made it necessary to secure the innocent books, and even the sacred volumes themselves, with chains — which are better deserved by those ill persons, who have too much learning to be hanged, and too little to be honest...
Сторінка 58 - Of damas, sattin, or els of velvet pure : I keepe them sure, fearing least they should be lost, For in them is the cunning wherein I me boast.
Сторінка 41 - I know a merchant man, which shall at this time be nameless, that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings price, a shame it is to be spoken.
Сторінка 41 - A great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, some to serve their jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole ships full, to the wondering of the foreign nations.
Сторінка 59 - I have here sent you, my dear sister Katherine, a book which, although it be not outwardly trimmed with gold, or the curious embroidery of the artfullest needles, yet inwardly is more worth than all the precious mines which the vast world can boast of.
Сторінка 1 - According to Isidore, it was first made at Memphis ; and according to others in Seide, or Upper Egypt. It was manufactured from the inner films of the papyrus or biblos, a sort of flag, or bulrush, growing in the marshes of Egypt.* The outer skin being taken off, there are next, several films or inner skins, one within another.
Сторінка 176 - ... shillings, which no man could use, and which was laid by for the fire. I considered the nature of its construction, bought it, and paid the two shillings. I then asked him to favour me with a hammer and a pin, which he brought with half a conquering smile, and half a sneer.
Сторінка 41 - Never (says he) had we been offended for the loss of our LIBRARIES, being so many in number, and in so desolate places for the more part, if the chief monuments and most notable works of our excellent writers had been reserved. If there had been in every shire of England, but one...
Сторінка 175 - I bought such rubbish as nobody else would; and he had often an opportunity of selling me a cast-off tool for a shilling, not worth a penny. As I was below every degree of opposition, a rivalship was out of the question. The first book I bound was a very small one, Shakspeare's Venus and Adonis.

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