Titel: An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and...
Verlag: Martino Publishing, Mansfield Centre, undated reprint of the 1827 "greatly enlarged and corrected" fourth edition
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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...Torrentius, and Zcunius. "The brightness of the paper, the amplitude of the margin, and the elegance of the type displayed in this work, are nearly unrivalled; they do honour to the taste and liberality 01 the editors; they shew, that by encouragement and exertion, the art of printing is in a high and progressive state of improvement, ana many readers will be eager to purchase an edition which has so many recommendations from novelty and magnificence." British Critic, vol. iii. 48. Some very few copies are struck off on Large Paper, and bring a considerable price. The large paper copies of this edition of Horace, and of Wakefield's Lucretius, are among the most magnificent publications of Greek and Roman literature. Wakefieldi. Lond. Duod. 1794. 1 vol. A very elegant and correct edition, ornamented with plates; the type is clear and bcautifuf. "Justte quoquc recensiones instar habenda est cditio a Gilb. Wakefield, acutissimo critico, parata, inter punctione solicitius facta, delectuque lectionum memorabilis; quanquam eum eonjeeturis cum aliorum turn suis, quarum quideni feraeis simum hafjet ingenium, nimium pretium subinde statuisse animadvertas." Mttscherl. lii-cliv. Some copies of this elegant edition arc struck off on Large Paper. I here refer the reader to one of the most elaborate and learned (though in some instances fastidiously severe) reviews of a classical edition that ever appealed before the republic of letters. Hunteui. Andreapol. Duod. 17Q7. This is a neat and elegant pocket edition, and published with great care and correctness: at the end arc some short and perspicuous notes. Didot. Paris. Fol. 1799, Chakta Regali Impressa. This is the celebrated and truly magnificent production of Didot's press, which is...
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