Saturday, 7 February 2009

Dubrensis Castelli

One of my family’s favourite days out is Dover Castle, my folio copy of Darell written in the late 1500s for queen Elizabeth is getting a little unsuitable to carry around as a guide book, it has Francis Grose’s Provincial Glossary 1811 bound in with it, making it doubly bulky.

When it was first published in 1797 it was priced at 3 guineas about £150 in Mars Bars from then to know, but also a lot of people in the land would have lived for a year on less, the money not the Mars Bars.

Anyway I am in the process of doing a cheap reprint for general amusement and edification.

It is also a useful book for those learning Latin as it has both the original Latin text and the English translation on the same page.

The link will take you to the sample pages http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/blogpicts2/id64.htm

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