Ladies' Book-plates: An Illustrated Handbook for Collectors and Book-lovers

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G. Bell & sons, 1895 - Bookplates - 358 pages
 

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Page 329 - But knowledge is as food, and needs no less Her temperance over appetite, to know In measure what the mind may well contain; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly, as nourishment to wind.
Page 195 - If thou art borrowed by a friend, Right welcome shall he be To read, to study, not to lend, But to return to me. Not that imparted knowledge doth Diminish learning's store; But books, I find, if often lent, Return to me no more. Sometimes there was appended the following advice and caution: Read slowly, pause frequently, Think seriously, Keep cleanly, return duly, With the corners of the leaves not turned down.
Page 200 - Oh for a booke and a shadie nooke, Eyther in-a-doore or out; With the grene leaves whispering overhede, Or the streete cryes all about. Where I maie reade all at my ease, Both of the newe and olde; For a jollie goode booke whereon to looke, Is better to me than golde.
Page 2 - Germany, in the affairs of trade, had an opportunity of informing himself of the whole method and process of the art; and by the encouragement of the great, and particularly of the abbot of Westminster, first set up a press...
Page 326 - ... he that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, so in all fortunes.
Page 330 - Ah ! well I love these books of mine That stand so trimly on their shelves, With here and there a broken line, (Fat "quartos" jostling modest
Page 36 - Booke wherin are divers Admirable Workes wrought with the Needle. Newly invented and cut in copper for the pleasure and profit of all the Industrious red morocco, gilt leaves James Baler, oblong folio, 1640 \* This is a very rare volume : The title-page is engraved with the figures of Wisdome, Industrie, and Follie.
Page ix - The aim of the work is to trace the history of women's plates, and to give some account of those ex-libris which seem to call for special attention, either from the interest attached to their owners or for the intrinsic merit of the designs.
Page 62 - ... attention. The prominent figure is that of Minerva, who has laid aside her arms, and stands sandalled and helmeted. She is busily engaged in instructing six Cupids, who appear to be industriously following her injunctions. One of these is painting in oils, with an easel before him and a palet on his thumb ; the goddess with her left hand points out some defect in his work, and apparently explains how it may be remedied. Another Cupid plays the harp ; two...
Page 295 - GATHER ye rose-buds while ye may, Old time is still a flying, And this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of Heaven, the sun, The higher he's a getting, The sooner will his race be run, And neerer he's to setting.

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