CENSURA LITERARIA. CONTAINING TITLES, ABSTRACTS, AND OPINIONS OF OLD ENGLISH BOOKS, WITH ORIGINAL DISQUISITIONS, ARTICLES OF BIOGRAPHY, AND OTHER LITERARY ANTIQUITIES.
Brydges, Samuel Egerton-
10 volumes in 5.
- New York : AMS Press 1966
- small 8vo.
- viii,471,(3),xvi,400; viii,440,(2),xv,(i),430; xv,(i),431+(1),xv,(i),440; viii,439+(1),xvi,431+(1); vii,(i),447+(1), xxii,416 pages
- Order Nr. 64627
- Price: $ 240.00
Reprint of the periodical printed by T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme and J. White in London from 1805 to 1809. (NCBEL III, 1270; Lowndes I, 296) Published in installments over the course of several years, this was Brydges first extensive compilation of antiquarian literary material. He based his design on the previous works of Thomas Blount, William Oldys and Horace Walpole. Each yearly volume contains a detailed table of contents and an index, with the last volume also having a cumulative table of contents and index to the obituaries.
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SPECIMEN BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN WILSON AND SON...
by University Press
Type specimens offered by the press. Frontispiece, photograph of the press's plant. Includes a historical sketch, dating its beginnings to 1639, when Joseph Glover of London engaged the services of printer Stephen Day. Although Glover died enroute to Massachusetts, Rev. Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard, provided oversight of the press's operations. In 1879, John Wilson and Charles Wentworth became proprietors, adding to it the firm John Wilson & Son. Facsimile title page of a 1640 Psalm book included, along with black and white illustrations of a 1661 New Testament and the first press in America included. Index. Some examples of the work of Will Bradley. Boards soiled and scuffed at edges. Recased with original spine laid down on newer cloth. New endpapers. Old library stamp in corner of a few pages. Very scarce book.