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CATALOGUE OF THE DEMOTIC PAPYRI IN THE JOHN RYLAND& LIBRARY. With facsimiles and complete translations. By F. Ll. Griffith, M.A. 1909. 3 vols. 4to. 3 guineas net.
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CATALOGUE OF THE GREEK PAPYRI IN THE JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY. By Arthur S. Hunt, M.A., Litt.D., J. de M. Johnson, M.A., and Victor Martin, D. ès L. Vol. I: Literary texts (Nos. 1-61). 1911. 4to, pp. xii, 204. 10 plates of facsimiles in collotype. Vol. 2: Documents of the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (Nos. 62-456). 1916. 4to, pp. xx, 488. 23 plates in collotype. Each volume 1 guinea net.
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SUMERIAN TABLETS FROM UMMA IN THE JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY. ... Transcribed, transliterated, and translated by C. L. Bedale, M.A.. . With a Foreword by Canon C. H. W. Johns M.A., Litt.D. 4to, pp. xvi, 16, with ten facsimiles 5s. net.
This thin quarto consists of a description of fifty-eight tablets, forming part of the collection recently acquired by the library.
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1. PROPOSITIO JOHANNIS RUSSELL, printed by William Caxton, circa A.D. 1476. ... With an introduction by Henry Guppy. 1909. 8vo, pp. 36, 8. 3s. 6d. net.
An oration, pronounced by John Russell, Chancellor of England, on the investiture of Charles, Duke of Burgundy, with the Order of the Garter, in February, 1469, at Ghent.
For many years the copy now in the John Rylands Library was considered to be unique. Until 1807 it lay buried and unnoticed in the heart of a volume of manuscripts, with which it had evidently been bound up by mistake. Since then, another copy has been discovered in the library at Holkam Hall, the seat of the Earl of Leicester.
2. A BOOKE IN ENGLYSH METRE, of the Great Marchaunt man called "Dives Pragmaticus" 1563.... With an introduction by Percy E. Newbery; and remarks on the vocabulary and dialect with a glossary by Henry C. Wyld. 1910. 4to, pp. xxxviii, 16, 5s. net.
The tract here reproduced is believed to be the sole surviving copy of a quaint little primer which had the laudable object of instructing the young in the names of trades, professions, ranks, and common objects of daily life in their own tongue.
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Of this little tract, consisting of nine leaves, written by Benedict Kanuti, or Knutsson, Bishop of Västerås, three separate editions are known, but only one copy of each, and an odd leaf are known to have survived.
There is no indication in any edition of the place of printing, date or name of printer, but they are all printed in one of the five types employed by William de Machlinia, who printed first in partnership with John Lettou and afterwards alone in the City of London, at the time when William Caxton was at the most active period of his career at Westminster.
WOODCUTS OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN THE JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY. Reproduced in facsimile. With an introduction and descriptive notes by Campbell Dodgson M.A. Folio. Ten plates, of which two are in colour, and 16 pp. of text, in a portfolio. 7s. 6d. net.
Two of these woodcuts are of exceptional interest and importance, and have been known and celebrated for a century and a half, but have not hitherto been reproduced in a satisfactory manner by any of the modern photo-mechanical processes. The two woodcuts referred to represent "St. Christopher" and "The Annunciation," the former of which has acquired a great celebrity by reason of the date (1423) which it bears, and which, until recently, gave to it the unchallenged position of the first dated woodcut.
THE ODES AND PSALMS OF SOLOMON. Facsimile in collotype of the original Syriac manuscript in the John Rylands Library, accompanied by a typographical reprint or transliteration of the text, a revised translation in English Versicles, and an exhaustive introduction dealing with the variations of the fragmentary manuscripts in the British Museum, the accessory patristic testimonies, and a summary of the most important criticisms that have appeared since its first publication in 1909. By J. Rendel Harris, M.A., D.Litt., etc., Hon. Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and Alphonse Mingana, D.D. 2 vols. 4to.
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THE ASCENT OF OLYMPUS. By Rendel Harris. Demy 8vo. Pp. 140. 20 Illustrations. 5s. net.
A reprint, with corrections, expansions, justifications, and additional illustrations, of the four articles on Greek Mythology, which have appeared in the "Bulletin" from time to time.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE DRAGON. By G. Elliot Smith, M.A., M.D., F.R.S. Demy 8vo. Illustrations. 10s. 6d. net.
An elaboration of the lectures: "Incense and Libations," "Dragons and Rain Gods," and "The Birth of Aphrodite".
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