A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume 2

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Robert Jennings, and John Major, 1829 - Bibliography
 

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Page 249 - Hâtez-vous lentement ; et, sans perdre courage, Vingt fois sur le métier remettez votre ouvrage : Polissez-le sans cesse et le repolissez ; Ajoutez quelquefois, et souvent effacez.
Page 106 - Psalter, to be worth, at least, one thousand pounds. BIBLIA LATINA. (Supposed to have been printed in 1455.) Folio. This is the famous edition called the MAZARINE BIBLE, from the first known copy of it having been discovered in the library of that Cardinal, in the college founded by himself. Bibliography has nearly exhausted itself in disquisitions upon it.
Page 248 - Mémoire sur leg cartonnages conservateurs. la reliure, poëme didactique en six chants; précédé d'une idée analytique de cet art, suivi de notes historiques et critiques, et d'un Mémoire soumis à la Société d'Encouragement, ainsi qu'au Jury d'exposition de 1819, relatif à des moyens de perfectionnement, propres à retarder le renouvellement des reliures.
Page 79 - It is really impossible to describe many of them in terms of adequate praise. The downy plum is almost bursting with ripeness: the butterfly's wings seem to be in tremulous motion, while they dazzle you by their varied lustre: the hairy insect puts every muscle and fibre into action, as he insinuates himself within the curling of the crisped leaves; while these leaves are sometimes glittering with dew, or coated with the finest down. The flowers and the vegetables are equally admirable, and equally...
Page 79 - ... surface of the colouring. Yet, as being ideal personages, my eye hastily glided off them to gaze upon the illustrious lady by.' whose orders and at whose expense, these figures were executed. It is upon the DUCHESS that I fix my eye, and lavish my commendations. Look at her, as you here behold her.* Her gown is brown and gold, trimmed with dark brown fur. Her hair is brown. Her necklace is composed of coloured jewels. Her cheek has a fresh tint ; and the missal upon which her eyes •re bent...
Page 233 - The door is immediately opened — and there sits the son, surrounded by, and almost imprisoned in, papers and books. His pen is in his hand: his spectacles are upon his nose: and he is transcribing or re-casting some precious little bit of bibliographical intelligence; while, on looking up and receiving you, he seems to be
Page 400 - ... Bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque Tour in France and Germany" [Vol. III (1820) p. 53] folgendermassen über das Protokoll aus: „However, of other Mss. you will I am sure give me credit for having examined the celebrated depositions in the lawsuit between Fust [soll heissen Dritzehen!] and Gutemberg — so intimately connected with the history of early printing and so copiously treated upon by recent bibliographers .. . .— I own that I inspected these depositions (in the Gerrnan...
Page 79 - ... ornamented art. The cloth upon the table is dark crimson. The Calendar follows; in which, in one of the winter months, we observe a very puerile imitation of flakes of snow falling over the figures and the landscape below. The calendar occupies a space of about six inches by four, completely enclosed by a coloured margin. Then begins a series of the most beautiful ornaments of FLOWERS, FRUITS, INSECTS, &c. for which the illuminators of this period were often eminently distinguished. These ornaments...
Page 80 - ... the hairy insect puts every muscle and fibre into action, as he insinuates himself within the curling of the crisped leaves ; while these leaves are sometimes glittering with dew, or coated with the finest down. The flowers and the vegetables are equally admirable, and equally true to nature. To particularize would be endless. Assuredly these efforts of art have no rival of their kind.
Page 218 - SlB.inicf, to stem the torrent of those trivial or mischievous productions which swarm about the avenues of the Palais Royal. In ancient times, the neighbourhood of the SORBONNE was the great mart for books. When I dined in this neighbourhood, with my friend M. Gail, the Greek and Latin Professor at the College Royale, I took an opportunity of leisurely examining this oncerenowned quarter. I felt even proud and happy to walk the streets, or rather tread the earth, which had been once trodden by Gering,...

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