Auteur : Philip Gaskell
la langue : en
Éditeur: Winchester, UK : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press
Date de sortie : 1974
"First published in 1972 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted with corrections by Oak Knoll Press/St. Paul's Bibliographies in 1995. Reprinted in 2000, 2002, 2006 & 2007"--T.p. verso.
la langue : en
Éditeur: University of Pennsylvania Press
Date de sortie : 2015-11-10
Written sometime in the 1170s, Walter of Chatillon's Latin epic on the life of Alexander the Great loomed as large on literary horizons as the works on Jean de Meun, Dante, or Boccaccio. Within a few decades of its composition, the poem had become a standard text of the literary curriculum. Virtually all authors of the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries knew the poem. And an extraordinary two hundred surviving manuscripts, elaborately annotated, attest both to the popularity of the Alexandreis and to the care with which it was read by its medieval audience.
Auteur : Mary Beth Winn
la langue : fr
Éditeur: Librairie Droz
Date de sortie : 1997-01-01
Premier des grands marchands-libraires parisiens, éditeur de plus de 280 ouvrages, A. Vérard se proclame être l'"acteur" du livre. Il se fait représenter une trentaine de fois à genoux offrant son livre, et il ajoute à certaines éditions une prière, un poème ou un prologue adressé à son "patron". Edités ici, ces prologues et ces poèmes, accompagnés de miniatures, sont examinés.
Auteur : John Aikin
la langue : en
Éditeur: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date de sortie : 2016-10-23
Evenings at Home, or The Juvenile Budget Opened (1792-1796) is a collection of six volumes of stories written by John Aikin and his sister Anna Laetitia Barbauld. It is an early example of children's literature. The late Victorian children's writer Mary Louisa Molesworth named it as one of the handful of books that was owned by every family in her childhood and read enthusiastically. In their introduction, the authors explain the title in these words: " ...As some of them [the Fairborne family] were accustomed to writing, they would frequently produce a fable, a story, a dialogue, adapted to the age and understanding of young people. It was always considered as a high favour when they would so employ themselves; and when the pieces were once read over, they were carefully deposited by Mrs. Fairborne in a box, of which she kept the key. None of these were allowed to be taken out again till all the children were assembled in the holydays. It was then made one of the evening amusements of the family to rummage the budget, as their phrase was. One of the least children was sent to the box, who, putting in its little hand, drew out the paper that came next, and brought it into the parlour. This was then read distinctly by one of the elder ones; and after it had undergone sufficient consideration, another little messenger was dispatched for a fresh supply; and so on, till as much time had been spent in this manner as the parents thought proper. Other children were admitted to these readings; and as the Budget of Beechgrove Hall became somewhat celebrated in the neighbourhood, its proprietors were at length urged to lay it open to the public... "