This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... APPENDICES I.--THE COLLEGE LIBRARY N.B.--Under the head " Library " in the Index will be found a number of references to ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... APPENDICES I.--THE COLLEGE LIBRARY N.B.--Under the head " Library " in the Index will be found a number of references to other rare or interesting books, which have been mentioned in the history of the college The most valuable portion of the college library, as has been said, is that bequeathed by Richard Warner. Besides his scientific tastes, he specialised in English Literature; in the list of books mentioned below I have added a " w" to those given by him. Of pre-Reformation English literature we have rare early editions of--Piers Plowman, 1550 (w). Gower's Confessio Amantis, 1554 (w). Barclay's Ship of Fools, 1570 (w). Of the sixteenth-century literature there are: Sir T. More's Utopia (First Edition), (w), and the first collected edition of More's English works, 1557. Some poetical tracts of Skelton (on vellum), (w). Sir P. Sidney's Arcadia, 1598. Of this there is also a valuable fifteenth-century MS. o Spenser's Faerie Queene (First Edition, 1590, containing only three books). Of the sixteenth-century history there are first editions of Hall (two copies, 1548 and 1550), and Holinshed, 1577--all Warner's, and one volume of Pynson's Froissart, 1525. But the most fascinating book is the first edition of Harlot's account of Raleigh's Colony in Virginia (printed at Frankfort by De Bry in 1590); in this and in the accompanying account of the French in Florida there are the most wonderful pictures of the natives, their manners and customs. Of Reformation theology there are an incomplete copy of Latimer's Sermons, 1549 (w), no less than three copies of Cranmer's Treatise on the Sacrament (1550) against Gardiner, and Hooper's Comfortable Expositions (published 1580, though written during his imprisonment). There is also a unique...Read Less
Library sticker on front cover. Cover and backing strip scuffed and faded. Rip/hole in backing strip. Top edge of pageblock gilt edged. Clean pages. Pages uncut-not of uniform length along fore edge. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library. With usual stamps and markings. With owner's name and inscription inside cover. in poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket.
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