Franklin: Record - A pleasant and compendious history of the first inventers and instituters of the most famous arts, misteries, laws, customs and manners in the whole world, together, with many other rarities and remarkable things rarely known, and never before made publick : To which is added several curious inventions, peculierly attributed to England & English-men, the whole work alphabetically digested, and very helpful to the readers of history / Licensed October 29th, 1685. R.L.S.

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A pleasant and compendious history of the first inventers and instituters of the most famous arts, misteries, laws, customs and manners in the whole world, together, with many other rarities and remarkable things rarely known, and never before made publick : To which is added several curious inventions, peculierly attributed to England & English-men, the whole work alphabetically digested, and very helpful to the readers of history / Licensed October 29th, 1685. R.L.S.

Author/Creator:
Vergil, Polydore, 1470?-1555.
Standardized title:
De inventoribus rerum. English
Publication:
London : Printed for John Harris, at the Harrow against the church in the Poultrey, 1686.
Format/Description:
Book
[16], 159, [5] p. ; 15 cm. (12mo)
Subjects:
Inventions -- Early works to 1800.
Inventors -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Notes:
Anonymous. By Polydore Vergil.
'De inventoribus rerum' was first published in Venice in 1499.
Preface signed: J.H. i.e. John Harris, the publisher.
At foot of title: price bound one shilling.
"This is Langley's translation arranged alphabetically, with some alterations, omissions, and additions."--J. Ferguson. Bibliographical notes on the English translation of Polydore Vergil's work, "De inventoribus rerum" (Archaeologia, 1888. vol. LI, pt. I, p. 138).
Advertisements: p. [1]-[4] at end.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward P. Mally, W'83 and Julia Lang Mally, W'83 Endowment for Rare Books and Manuscripts Collections.
Chronology:
1686
Cited in:
Arber's Term Cat. II 144
ESTC R021854
Wing V598
Contributor:
Langley, Thomas, d. 1581, tr.
Harris, John.
Edward P. Mally, W'83 and Julia Lang Mally, W'83 Endowment for Rare Books and Manuscripts Collections.
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