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Page 579 - The example of the Roman pontiff was preceded or imitated by a Florentine merchant, who governed the republic without arms and without a title. Cosmo of Medicis was the father of a line of princes, whose name and age are almost synonymous with the restoration of learning: his credit was ennobled into fame ; his riches were dedicated to the service of mankind ; he corresponded at once with Cairo and London : and a cargo of Indian spices and Greek books was often imported in the same vessel.
Page 454 - Typographical Antiquities, being an historical account of Printing in England, with some memoirs of our ancient Printers, and a register of the books printed by them, from the year 1471 to 1600; with an appendix concerning printing in Scotland and Ireland to the same time.
Page 201 - Thy body, which no activeness did lack, Now's laid aside like an old Almanack ; But for the present only's out of date, 'Twill have at length a far more active state.
Page 497 - The Italian Library ; containing an account of the lives and works of the most valuable authors of Italy ; with a preface exhibiting the change of the Tuscan language from the barbarous ages to the present time,
Page 458 - The Origin of Printing, in two Essays : 1. The Substance of Dr. Middleton's Dissertation on the Origin of Printing in England. 2. Mr. Meerman's Account of the Invention of the Art at Harleim, and its Progress to Mentz, with occasional Remarks, and an Appendix,
Page 439 - ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF WRITING, as well Hieroglyphic as Elementary, Illustrated by Engravings taken from. Marbles, Manuscripts, and Charters, Ancient and Modern ; also Some Account of the Origin and Progress of Printing.
Page 454 - Typographical Antiquities; or the History of Printing in England, Scotland and Ireland: containing Memoirs of our Ancient Printers and a Register of the books printed by them. Begun by the late Joseph Ames, considerably augmented by William Herbert...
Page 491 - Life of Mayster Wyllyam Caxton of the Weald of Kent, the first Printer In England. In which is given an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Art of Pryntyng in England, during his Time, till 1493. Lond. 1737, royal 8vo. 150 copies printed, with a fictitious portraitof Caxton. The major part of this volume Is inserted by Dr. Dibdin in his edition of Ames
Page 433 - Historical Account of the Substances which have been used to describe Events, and to convey Ideas, from the earliest date to the Invention of Paper.