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. 1887 Excerpt: ...with enthusiasm to the work of collating and examining the Manuscript, with a view to putting forward a literal transcript of its contents ...
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. 1887 Excerpt: ...with enthusiasm to the work of collating and examining the Manuscript, with a view to putting forward a literal transcript of its contents in print. Having published at Oxford, in 1633, an edition of the first epistle of Clemens Rotnanus to the Corinthians, in Greek and Latin, the text of which is included in the Alexandrian MS., he was encouraged to put forward, in 1637, his Catena on Job, which contained the entire text of that book transcribed from the same Codex. This book was printed in the Greek types of the Royal printing office, purchased under the peculiar circumstances already detailed.1 After this, says Gough, Young "formed the design of printing the entire text of the Codex in facsimile type, of which, in 1643, he printed a Specimen, consisting of the first chapter of Genesis, with notes, and left behind him scholia as far as to the fifteenth chapter of Numbers"1 Of this specimen, unfortunately, no copy can be discovered; although as to the existence of such a document there is no lack of contemporary evidence. In his Prolegomena to the London Polyglot of 1657, Bishop Walton, who had made a careful study of the Codex, and availed himself freely of Young's notes, distinctly states that he had seen the specimen, and that the proposal to carry through the work had been discouraged by the advice of Young's friends.3 Walton shows a few words of the Alexandrian Greek, poorly cut in wood, among the specimens in his Prolegomena: a circumstance which would suggest that in 1657 the matrices used for Junius' facsimile, if in existence, were not then available. Walton's statement was confirmed by Grabe, Mill, and others, who made a study of the Codex and its history; and in 1707 Young's biographer and successor in the task of preparing the Codex f...
Good. "A New Edition Revised and Enlarged by A.F. Johnson, " Faber & Faber (London), 1952: Overall sound condition with moderate wear to dark-green cloth cover, mainly at edges, corners; gold lettering on spine is intact and readable; NO dust jacket; some foxing on endpapers, along with previous owner's ex-libris sticker on front pastedown and handwritten name on rear free endpaper, but text pages appear to be clean and unmarked; illustrated, including intact fold-out frontispiece titled, "A True and Exact Representation of the Art of Casting and Preparing Letters for Printing"; 400 pgs. including "List of Principal Authorities Consulted" and Index; full title: "A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes Historical and Bibliographical on the Rise and Progress of English Typography" by Talbot Baines Reed (see picture of my book within this description)
Very Good. No Jacket. 29 cm tall. xiv, 400 p. Text is unmarked by underlining or notations. One leaf has a small tape repair on top edge. There is some sun fading with most on the spine. Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893) was an English writer of boys' fiction who established a genre of school stories. Among his best-known work is The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's. He was a regular and prolific contributor to The Boy's Own Paper (B.O.P. ), in which most of his fiction first appeared. Through his family's business, Reed became a prominent typefounder, and wrote a classic History of the Old English Letter Foundries. [Wikipedia]
Near fine. with Notes Historical and Bibliographical on the Rise and Progress of English Typography. Folding frontispiece & 95 other figures in the text. 400pp. Short 4to, green cloth. London: Faber and Faber, (1952). Revised & enlarged edition. Near fine.
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