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"So -- what was your date like?" No, that's not two teenage boys talking about the girls they just went out with. It's two paleographers comparing notes on a manuscript. Paleography (paleo-graphy ... Read full review
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Page 300 - Renaissance was not infrequently adopted at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth centuries as a style of writing for the production of select MSS.
Page 348 - Modern History, containing the Rise and Progress of the Principal European Nations, their Political History, and the Changes in their Social Condition, with a History of the Colonies founded by Europeans. By W. COOKE TAYLOR, LL D., of Trinity College, Dublin. Revised, with Additions on American History, by CS Henry, DD, Professor of History in the University of New- York.
Page 350 - This is an admirable little book. Mr. Butcher has brought his finished scholarship to bear on a difficult but most interesting chapter of Greek literary history ; . . . the primer is as fresh and attractive in form as it is ripe in learning and thorough in method."— London Academy.
Page ii - Professor of Classics and English Literature, University College, Auckland, New Zealand, author of "The Historical Method," etc. $1.75. 55. EARTHQUAKES AND OTHER EARTH MOVEMENTS. By JOHN MILNE, Professor of Mining and Geology in the Imperial College of Engineering, Tokio, Japan. With 38 Figures. $1.75. 56. MICROBES, FERMENTS, AND MOULDS. By EL TKOUESSAHT.