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

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R. Jennings, and J. Major, 1829 - Bibliography

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Page 249 - Vingt fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage; Polissez-le sans cesse et le repolissez; Ajoutez quelquefois, et souvent effacez.
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 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...
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 166 - On les vend a Lyon au pres de nostre dame de confort cheulx Oliuier Arnoullet." At the end; 1529. 4to. This edition, which is very scarce, is executed in a handsome gothic type, in long lines. The present is a cropt but sound copy. It was formerly " ex biblioteca ferdinandi Lampiney De pugez 30. 11
Page 77 - magical and matchless volume" he thus expresses himself. "'Gently touch, 'tis faery art,' says the inspired imagination of every bibliographer of taste and feeling, on turning over the leaves of this enchanting Ritual. My friend, you are to know, in the first place, that of all the volumes in this most marvellous library, the present is deemed THE MOST PRECIOUS. Not even the wishes and regulations of Royalty itself allow of its migrations beyond the walls of the public library. There it is kept...
Page 402 - ... 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 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 232 - He lives with his father, who superintends the business of the shop. The Rue Git-Le-Coeur is a sorry street- — very diminutive, and a sort of cropt copy — to what it should have been, or what it might have been. However, there lives JACQ. CH. BRUNET, FILS : a writer, who will be known to the latest times in the bibliographical world.

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