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Prefaces and prologues to famous books.
New York : Collier, ©1938
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Caxton; Jean Calvin; Nicolaus Copernicus; John Knox; Edmund Spenser; Walter Raleigh, Sir; Francis Bacon; John Heminge; Henry Condell; Isaac Newton; John Dryden; Henry Fielding; Samuel Johnson; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; William Wordsworth; Victor Hugo; Walt Whitman; Hippolyte Taine
|Notes:||On spine: Deluxe edition.|
|Description:||437 pages,  leaf of plates ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Caxton, W. 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.--Calvin, J. Dedication of the Institutes of the Christian religion.--Copernicus, N. Dedication of the Revolutions of the heavenly bodies.--Knox, J. Preface to the History of the reformation in Scotland.--Spenser, E. Prefatory letter to Sir Walter Raleigh on the Faerie queene.--Raleigh, Sir W. Preface to the History of the world.--Bacon, F. Proœmium, epistle dedicatory, preface, and plan of the Instauratio magna, etc. Preface to the Novum organum --
Heming, J. Preface to the first folio edition of Shakespeare's plays.--Newton, Sir I. Preface to the Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.--Dryden, J. Preface of Fables, ancient and modern.--Fielding, H. Preface to Joseph Andrews.--Johnson, S. Preface to the English dictionary. Preface to Shakespeare.--Goethe, J.W. von. Introduction to the Propylaen.--Wordsworth, W. Prefaces to various volumes of poems. Appendix to Lyrical ballads. Essay supplementary to preface.--Hugo, V. Preface to Cromwell.--Whitman, W. Preface to Leaves of grass.--Taine, H.A. Introduction to the History of English literature
|Series Title:||Harvard classics, v. 39.|
|Other Titles:||Famous prefaces|
|Responsibility:||with introductions and notes.|