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Clarke, Adam, approximately 1762-1832.
Bibliographical miscellany or supplement tot he bibliographical dictionary.
London : W. Baynes, 1806
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|Notes:||Issued same year with subtitle: Supplement to the Bibliographical dictionary [London, 1802-04, 6 v.].|
|Description:||2 volumes ; 20 cm|
|Contents:||The bibliographical miscellany. Vol. I. Containing 1. An account of the English translations of all the Greek and Roman classics and ecclesiastical writers; the authors alphabetically, and the translations chronologically arranged, with the time as near as it could be ascertained in which each writer flourished, and critical judgments on the merit of the principal translations, extracted from the best authorities. 2. An extensive list of Arabic and Persian grammars, lexicons and elementary treatises, with a particular description of the principal works of the best Arabic and Persian prose and poetic writers, whether printed or in manuscript; with such English translations of them as have alreaddy appeared before the British public --
The bibliographical miscellany. Vol. II. Containing 1. Remarks on the origin of language, and alphabetical characters. 2. A short history of the origin of printing, and inventors of the typographic art. 3. The introduction and perfection of the art in Italy. 4. A catalogue of authors and their works on bibliography and typography, divided into four classes. 5. An alphabetical list of all the towns and cities where printing was carried on in the fifteenth century, with the title, &c. of the first books printed in each place. 6. An essay on bibliography, or treatise on the knowledge and love of books. 7. Several bibliographical systems, teaching the proper method of arranging books in a large library. 8. A complete table of the Olympiads from their commencement 776 years before the Christian æra, brought down to A.D. 220. 9. The Roman calendar at large, distinguished into its calends, nones, ides, nundinal letters, &c. 10. The Hijrah or Mohammedan æra (connected with the Christian) from its commencement A.D. 622, to A.D. 2200, by which any corresponding year in each, may be seen at one view. 11. Tables of the Khalifs, kings of Persia, &c. from the death of Mohammed to the present time.