Bibliotheca Spenceriana: Or A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Spencer


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Pagina 251 - Koberger had printed only this Chronicle, he would have done enough to place his name among the most distinguished of his typographical brethren ; but he has other, and nearly equal, claims to a very marked celebrity.
Pagina 8 - Unsavoury bread, and herbs that scatter'd grow Wild on the river-brink or mountain-brow ; Yet e'en this cheerless mansion shall provide More heart's repose than all the world beside.
Pagina 10 - Cui concessum est ab 111. SV ne hos quoq; libros alii cuiquam impune for...
Pagina 181 - Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels : for his thoughts were low : To vice industrious, but to nobler deeds Timorous and slothful : yet he pleased the ear, And with persuasive accent thus began...
Pagina 246 - Censorious de die natali . Tabula Cebetis . Dialogus Luciani . Enchiridion Epicteti . Basilius . Plutarchus de Inuidia 8c Odio . The Greek type, of which the margins contain numerous specimens, is also exceedingly elegant.
Pagina 305 - The printer of this work was a physician.* The volumes which issued from his press are of equal beauty and rarity; and it is seldom that we behold a more elegant specimen of ancient typography than that which is now before us. The types are a mixture of those used at the early Milan and Parma presses : being, however, taller and more beautiful than either of them.
Pagina 182 - ... in die, qua conditus es, praeparata sunt. Tu cherub extentus et protegens, et posui te in monte sancto Dei, in medio lapidum ignitorum ambulasti perfectus in viis tuis a die conditionis tuae, donec inventa est iniquitas in te.
Pagina 275 - For ir.y part, the oftener I consult this chronicle, the more I wonder at the things in it, and I cannot but esteem the book as extremely pleasant, useful, and curious, by reason of these very odd cuts.
Pagina 278 - the highly valuable art of printing was invented first of all in Germany at Mainz on the Rhine. And it is a great honour to the German nation that such ingenious men are to be found among them.

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