John Boyd Thacher Collection of Incunabula (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1915 - Incunabula - 329 pages
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Page 20 - The continent of America: its discovery and its baptism. An essay on the nomenclature of the old continents; a critical and bibliographical inquiry into the naming of America and into the growth of the cosmography of the New world; together with an attempt to establish the landfall of Columbus on Watling Island, and the subsequent discoveries and explorations on the main land by Americus Vespucius.
Page 29 - Catalogue of books mostly from the presses of the first printers showing the progress of printing with movable metal types through the second half of the fifteenth century. Collected by Rush. C. Hawkins, catalogued by Alfred W. Pollard and deposited in the Annmary Brown memorial at Providence, Rhode Island. Oxford, printed at the University press at the cost of RC Hawkins, 1910.
Page 26 - Bapt.,) catalogus historico-criticus Romanarum editionum saeculi XV. in quo praeter editiones a Maettario, Orlandio, ac P. Laerio relatas et hic plerumque plenius uberiusque descript-as plurimae aliae quae eosdem effugerunt...
Page 61 - Guillermi postilla super epistolas et evangelia de tempore et de sanctis et pro defunctis.
Page 16 - Continent of America, its Discovery and its Baptism ; ' ' Cabotian Discovery;' and ' Charlecote ' may be named as among his prominent literary contributions. "This gift of his widow should be very appropriately designated as 'John Boyd Thacher Park.' Mrs. Thacher has already executed and delivered to me, as custodian, a duly executed deed from herself to the people of the state of New York of this wonderful tract. " I respectfully recommend that this legislature make appropriate recognition of this...
Page 5 - The collection was on April 27, 1910. intrusted by Mrs. John Boyd Thacher to the custody of the Library of Congress as a deposit subject to her pleasure.
Page 30 - Italian book-illustrations and early printing; a catalogue of early Italian books in the library of CW Dyson Perrins. Oxford: University Press, 1914.
Page 17 - ... literary world. Had he lived, one of the crowning events of his career would have been his history of the French Revolution, on which he was engaged when death stayed his hand. His friends hope that this great work will be completed by those who have access to the notes left behind him. " Personally, he was a man of many lovable traits, charitable to a remarkable degree, sympathetic and honest, a liberal patron of the arts and a friend to the struggling members of that fraternity, and a citizen...
Page 90 - In principlo erat Verbum, et Verbum erat apud Deum ; et Deus erat Verbum ; hoc erat in principio apud Deum.
Page 16 - ... political history of his country ; was a public speaker of wide repute and an ardent advocate and supporter of all measures proposed for the benefit of workingmen and women. President Harrison appointed him a member of the World's Columbian Exposition and he became chairman of the Executive Committee of the Bureau of Awards. His knowledge of men and affairs was comprehensive ; his charitable gifts marked him as a broad-minded philanthropist, having a warm sympathetic nature for the misfortunes...

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