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A MANUAL

OF

CLASSICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY:

COMPRISING A COPIOUS DETAIL OF

THE VARIOUS EDITIONS;

COMMENTARIES, AND WORKS CRITICAL AND ILLUSTRATIVE;

AND TRANSLATIONS INTO THE

ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH, GERMAN,

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HVIC SCRIPTA EST: SI QVEM PAGINA NOSTRA IVVAT.”

Domitius.

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AUGUST 2, 1825.

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PREFACE.

THE works on the subject of Classical
Bibliography which have attained the greatest
repute have either from the barrenness of their
Contents been little better than Catalogues,
or from their bulk and expensiveness without
the reach of a number of readers willing to
throw away neither time in consulting nor
money in purchasing Works, which after all
do not contain the desired information. To
remedythe defect complained of these volumes
have been compiled, in which will be found
an ample Account of the Contents, peculiari-
ties and merits of the different Editions of each
Author respectively, and what has hitherto
been deemed a desideratum in Works of this
kind, a Notice of the Critical publications
connected with the illustration or correction
of the texts of each Author, together with the
literary History of the translations made into

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