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Specimens of Ancient Furniture,
SHAKESPEARE QUARTO FACSIMILES—continued.
royal 4to. 47 plates of Examples from English Ecclesiastical Buildings of
1858 For many ycars out of print ; a few copies have just been recovered. Shaw's Specimens
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1836 another ORIGINAL COLOURED COPY, imp. 4to. blue morocco, super extra, gilt edges, £10.
1836 Shaw's Handbook of the Art of Illumination,
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1866 The tast with which the examples that adorn this beautiful book were selected, is quite equalled by the execution of the illustrations, which may be looked upon as the very perfection of the Art of Wood-Engraving. Such beauty and delicacy of workmanship have never before been seen, and the result is perhaps superior to that of the best engravings upon metal. This is an important matter in a work on the Art of Illumination.
The Roll of the High Sheriffs of England and Wales. The Sheriffs of England and Wales :
S. J. BERTRAND PATEN-PAINE, the Roll of the High Sheriffs of England and Wales for 1877, recording the Arms and the Lineages of those Families whose members have been appointed by her Majesty to serve the ancient and honourable office of High Sheriffs of their respective counties for the current year, large 4to. with 21 large engrared Coats of Arms (sub. scription price £3. 38), extra cloth, gilt edges, 218
London, printed for the Author, 1878 Apart from the Genealogical information and Heraldic illustration afforded by this volume, it is hoped it will possess, as a special and permanent Memorial of the Sheriffs of each year, peculiar value to every member of the families distinguished by the tenure of this office. For the office in question forms a Royal recognition of the position of a family in its county, and confers honour not only on the nominee himself, but also on his descendants.
Preface, June, 1878.
. Sikh Scriptures. THE ADI GRANTH, or the Holy Scriptures of
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1877 The only translation that will ever appear in a European language of the famous Bible of the Sikbs, the book which transformed the wild tribes of the Punjab into a formidable nation, resembling the Puritans of England in their stern and warlike fanaticism. The religion, fourded towards the end of the fifteenth century, by the prophet and Reformer Nanak, was not a new and strange creation like Mornionism, but like the contemporary agitation in the European Church which produced Lutber and the Reformation, it was a striving to recall the puritg of faith and worship wbich were ascribed to the earliest stage of Brabmanism. Hence the books of the Granth affurd valuable illustration for the study even of the Vedas and Puranas of quasi-Catholic India.
Smith (John) Catalogue Raisonné of the Works
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1880 Dr. Birdwood's wide knowledge of the Art manufactories of India specially qualifies him for the work. The first vol. or part treats of the Hindu Pantheon," without some knowledge of which half the interest of the manual arts of India is lost." The second part is not intended to be merely a handbook to the South Kensington Collections, but as a guide for completing them, and also to the general public to the places in India where they may obtain objects of genuine native art. See Preface.
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1875 This learned work, which, according to Kent, “has exhausted all the law and learning applicable to the question," is still the best book on the subject. It was written at the solicitation of Lord Grenville, who, in a letter to the Author, said, “I knew before that it could ynot be in any hands more able to do justice to the subject, and I can with great sincerit assure you that my expectations have been fully justified by the result.” Watson (H, C.) Topographical Botany : being
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1883 The first edition, privately printed at Thames Ditton in 1873, having become very rare, this one has been edited from the Author's interleaved copy, which he kept constantly at band, and entered all the records of the occurrence of plants in additional vice-counties that came to his notice.
“ Those interested in British botany will feel thankful to the publisher for undertaking its publication.”
* It would be difficult to find a work which has been looked forward to with more anxiety than this new edition of "Topographical Botany ;' difficult, too, to find a book which more thoroughly fulfils the anticipations formed of it. That these anticipations were high it is unnecessary to asscrt. In the whole range of British botanists it would have been impossible to find two so well fitted for the task of editing the work as those whose names are attached to the short preface with which it opens. United to Mr. Watson by strong ties of personal friendship, Mr. Baker and the Rev. W. W. Newbould are otherwise singularly well adapted to carry on his
Watson's TOPOGRAPHICAL BOTANY-continued. work, possessing, as they do respectively, the faculty of generalization and the critical mind which were combined in Mr. Watson with such happy results.
“The evidences of care and steady work may be traced on every page. The segregates have received much attention,- Ranunculus aquatilis, for instance, represented by only 3 in the Ist edition, bas here 10 placed under it. Prof. Babington contributes the distribution of the fruticose Kubi; the Roses remain much as before, Detailed distribution of the Callitriches is given, 6 species being enumerated. The Hieracia have received much attention, no fewer than 20 segregates being added. Galinsoga parviflora is inserted as naturalized in Surrey and Middlesex.
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Hengwrt MSS. 1-3, 1874-76 The Welsh MS, from which this is printed dates from the early part of the fifteenth century (it may have been copied from one of greater age), and contains in its first part a translation from the Queste du Saint Greal. The second part is taken from the second part of the Histoire du Graal. This Welsh translation has an independent value as showing what Welsh names correspond to the French ones, and as containing traces of the concurrent British legends of King Arthur and his Knights. Yorkshire: Lefroy's (W. C.) Ruined Abbeys
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Berol. 1871 The great authority for Celtic Comparative Philology. “ The Celts seem to have been the first of the Aryans to arrive in Europe ; but the pressure of subsequent migrations, particularly of Teutonic tribes, bas driven them towards the westernmost parts, and latterly from Ireland across the Atlantic. The only remaining dialects are the Welsh, the Cornish, lately extinct, the Armorican of Brittany, the Irish, the Gaelic of the West Coast of Scotland, and the dialect of the Isle of Man. Gaul, Belgium and Britain were Celtic Dominions, and the North of Italy was chiefly inhabited by them. In the time of Herodotus, we find Celts in Spain ; and Switzerland, The Tyrol, and the country south of the Danube have once been seats of Celtic tribes. A Celtic colony settled in Asia, and founded Galatia, where the language spoken at the time of St. Jerome was still that of the Gauls.”—Max Müller.