Prefaces and prologues to famous books.
New York, P.F. Collier & Son [©1910]
William Caxton; Jean Calvin; Nicolaus Copernicus; John Knox; Edmund Spenser; Walter Raleigh, Sir; Francis Bacon; John Heminge; Henry Condell; Isaac Newton; Henry Fielding; Samuel Johnson; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; William Wordsworth; Walt Whitman; Hippolyte Taine; John Allen; Andrew Motte; John Dryden; Victor Hugo; James Spedding
|注意：||--Preface of Fables, ancient and modern, by J. Dryden.--Preface to Joseph Andrews, by H. Fielding.--Preface to the English dictionary; Preface to Shakespeare, by S. Johnson.--Introduction to the Propylaen, by J.W. von Goethe.--Prefaces to various volumes of poems; Appendix to Lyrical ballads; Essays supplementary to preface, by W. Wordsworth.--Preface to Cromwell, by V. Hugo.--Preface to Leaves of grass, by W. Whitman.--Introduction to the History of English literature, by H.A. Taine.|
|描述：||1 preliminary leaf, 462 pages, 1 leaf frontispiece, plates, portrait, folded facsimile 23 cm.|
|内容：||Title, prologue and epilogues to the Recuyell of the histories of Troy; Epilogue to Dictes and sayings of the philosophers; Prologue to Golden legend; Prologue to Caton; Epilogue to Aesop; Proem to Chaucer's Canterbury tales; Prologue to Malory's King Arthur; Prologue to Virgil's Eneydos, by W. Caxton. --
Dedication of the Institutes of the Christian religion, by J. Calvin, tr. by J. Allen. --
Dedication of the Revolutions of the heavenly bodies, by N. Copernicus. --
Preface to the History of the reformation in Scotland, by J. Knox. --
Prefatory letter to Sir Walter Raleigh on the Faerie queene, by E. Spenser. --
Preface to the History of the world, by Sir W. Raleigh. --
Prooemium, epistle dedicatory, preface, and plan of the Instaturatio magna, etc., by F. Bacon, translation edited by S. Spedding. --
Preface to the Novum organum, by F. Bacon. --
Preface to the first folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, by Heminge and Condell. --
Preface to the Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica, by Sir Isaac Newton, tr. by A. Motte.