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Title Prefaces and prologues to famous books / with introductions and notes.

Imprint New York : Collier, c1938.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  808.8 H399    ---  Available
Description 437 p., [1] leaf of plates ; 21 cm.
Series Harvard classics ; v. 39
Note Title on spine: Famous prefaces.
"The five-foot shelf of books."
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. Prooemium, epistle dedicatory, preface, and plan of the Instauratio magna, etc. Preface to the Novum organum.--
(cont.) 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.
Added Author Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543.
Knox, John, approximately 1514-1572.
Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599.
Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618.
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626.
Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630.
Condell, Henry, -1627.
Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727.
Dryden, John, 1631-1700.
Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850.
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Taine, Hippolyte, 1828-1893.
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.
Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.
Added Title Famous prefaces.

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