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Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly Volume 29 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,179 Discovery Miles 11 790
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly Volume 29 (Paperback): Frank Leslie
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly Volume 29 (Paperback): Frank Leslie

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Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly Volume 29 (Paperback)

Frank Leslie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...case an excellent foundation for work in crayons or watercolors. The large crayon portraits, which are now so ommon, are usually made in this way. A variety of this paper is made in such a manner that the finished picture can be removed from it and applied to plaques, vases, etc., or to glass plates for window transparencies. CAXTON THE PRINTER. It was in 1447 (says Donald G. Mitchell in his new book, " English Lands, Letters and Kings") that William Caxton issued the first book, printed with a date, in England. This Caxton was a man worth knowing about on many counts: he was a typical Englishman, born in Kent; was apprenticed to a well-to-do mercer in the Old Jewry, London, at a time when, he says, many poor were a-hungered for bread made of fern-roots; he went over (while yet apprentice) to the low countries of Flanders, perhaps to represent-his master's interests; abode there; throve there; came to be Governor of the Company of English merchant adventurers, in the ancient town of Bruges: knew the great, rich Flemings who were patrons of letters; became friend and protege of that English Princess Margaret who married Charles, Duke of Burgundy; did work in translating old books for that great lady; studied the new printing art, which had crept into Bruges; and finally, after thirty odd years of life in the busy Flemish city, sailed away for London, and set up a press which he had brought with him, under the shadow of Westminster towers. Fifteen years and more he wrought on there, at his printer's craft--counting up a hundred issues of books; making much of his own copy, both translation and original, and dying over seventy in 1492. A good tag to tie to this date is--the Discovery of America; Columbus being over seas on that early voyage of his, w...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Frank Leslie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 452
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-18553-9
Barcode: 9781130185539
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-18553-2

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