Book Auction Records, Volume 24
A priced and annotated annual record of London, New York and Edinburgh book-auctions.
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Pagina ix - As when a dab-chick waddles through the copse On feet and wings, and flies, and wades, and hops; So labouring on, with shoulders, hands, and head, Wide as a windmill all his figure spread. With arms expanded Bernard rows his state, And left-legg'd Jacob seems to emulate.
Pagina x - I had been for some days skulking from covert to covert, under all the terrors of a jail; as some ill-advised people had uncoupled the merciless pack of the law at my heels. I had taken the last farewell of my few friends; my chest was on the road to Greenock; I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia — "The Gloomy Night Is Gathering Fast,
Pagina xvii - Velayer also caused to be printed certain forms of billets or notes, applicable to the ordinary business among the inhabitants of great towns, with blanks, which were to be filled up by the pen with such special matter as might complete the writer's object. One of these billets has been preserved to our time. Pelisson, Madame de Sevign6's friend, and the object of the bon-mot that "he abused the privilege which men have of being ugly...
Pagina xvii - Velayer had also caused to be printed certain forms of billets, or notes, applicable to the ordinary business among the inhabitants of great towns, with blanks, which were to be filled up by the pen with such special matter as might complete the writer's object.
Pagina ix - With leering looks, bull-faced, and freckled fair, With two left legs, and Judas-coloured hair, And frowzy pores, that taint the ambient air.
Pagina iii - That an unskilful hand had carved this print You'd say at once, seeing the living face ; But, finding here no jot of me, my friends, Laugh at the wretched artist's mis-attempt.
Pagina xvii - M. Piron tells us that the idea of a post-paid Envelope originated early in the reign of Louis XIV. with M. de Velayer, who in...
Pagina 496 - Shelley (Percy B.). ADONAIS ; an Elegy on the death of John Keats, Author of ' Endymion,
Pagina 531 - Books with Coloured Plates. Specimens of early Printing before 1500. Original Editions of Esteemed Authors & Presentation Copies. Rare Works relating to America, Australasia, etc., Fine Engravings in Colours, Etchings & Engravings by Old & Modern Masters.
Pagina xx - And Curll must have a special care To leave the margin wide. Lend these to paper-sparing ' Pope ; And when he sits to write. No letter with an envelope Could give him more delight.