Catalogue of the Library of William Bleakley: Comprising a Selection of Fine Art and Illustrated Works, and a Collection of Standard Literature

1877 - 49 páginas

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Página 44 - Walton and Cotton's Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation : being a Discourse of Rivers. Fishponds, Fish and Fishing, written by IZAAK WALTON ; and Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream, by CHARLES COTTON.
Página 39 - Polymetis, or an Enquiry concerning the Agreement between the Works of the Roman Poets, and the Remains of the antient Artists, being an Attempt to illustrate them mutually from one another.
Página 6 - The book, in my opinion, most useful to a man who wishes to acquire the reputation of being well read, with the least trouble, is, ' Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy,' the most amusing and instructive medley of quotations and classical anecdotes I ever perused. But a superficial reader must take care, or his intricacies will bewilder him. If, however, he has patience to go through his volumes, he will be more improved for literary conversation than by the perusal of any...
Página 22 - EXCISE [a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by WRETCHES hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Página 25 - M'Kinney conceived the plan of making this rare and curious collection more valuable to the world by publishing a series of engraved portraits exactly copied and colored from these paintings. With each portrait is connected a biographical sketch of the individual whom it is intended to represent, drawn from original materials, and interspersed with anecdotes and narrations, many of which are spirited and strikingly graphic.
Página 17 - Chronicle, or History of England : to which is added, his Table of the Bailiffs, Sheriffs and Mayors of the City of London, from the Year 1189 to 1558 inclusive.
Página 7 - CARTER'S ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE OF ENGLAND. Including the Orders during the British, Roman, Saxon, and Norman Eras ; and also under the Reigns of Henry III.

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