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THE REV. HENRY COTTON, D. C. L.
LATE SUBLIBRARIAN OF THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY
STUDENT OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD.
THE SECOND EDITION,
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
BLESSINGS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER HAVE BEEN DISPENSED TO ME;
WITH THE MOST HEARTFELT WISHES
FOR THE STABILITY OF ITS REPUTATION
AND THE INCREASE OF ITS PROSPERITY,
THE FOLLOWING PAGES
ARE RESPECTFULLY AND AFFECTIONATELY
THE SECOND EDITION.
J.N acknowledgment of the favourable reception which this work has experienced from the public, I have felt it my duty to meet the call for a fresh supply of copies, by carefully inserting in the present edition whatever my opportunities have enabled me to obtain, either in the way of correction or of additional information.
It will be perceived at once that the accessions are considerable; not only two hundred and eighty-two new articles are specified, and for nearly one hundred and eighty places already given earlier dates have been found; but the accounts of many others have been corrected and greatly amplified; for examples of which, the reader is referred to the articles Abredonia, Berna, Macao, Malacca, Moscua, Neocomum, Petropolis, Serampore, &c.
Two new Appendices are also added, by the advice and kind assistance of some literary friends: viz. a list of Academies, &c. occurring on the titles of books; and a Chronological Index, by which the progress of the art of printing mav be in some degree traced out.