The Strife of Love in a Dream: Being the Elizabethan Version of the First Book of the Hypnerotomachia of Francesco Colonna (Classic Reprint)

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I did not know he wanted it, when it would have been much at his service, for love, and the menage'ife would not have been justly vexed by extravagance V ile dammim, after all, the loss of the book, if we look only at the literary merits of the Hypneroiomaefiia in Elizabethan English. The translation is ignorant and unintelligible: a meaning cannot be made out of much of it, and the sense, when the translator does deviate into sense, is not always that of his original. We have re printed it with absolute fidelity. The idea of altering the punctuation was mooted, but where the translator's meaning was obscure, the original text cast no light on it whatever; so any alteration would have been conjectural. Thus the volume reappears with all its sins on its head, except the horrors of its barbarous illustrations. For these miseries, a few examples copied from the original have been substituted. Obvious misprints alone have been corrected, and the text is reproduced from the example in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.

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Andrew Lang (March, 31, 1844 July 20, 1912) was a Scottish writer and literary critic who is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang s academic interests extended beyond the literary and he was a noted contributor to the fields of anthropology, folklore, psychical research, history, and classic scholarship, as well as the inspiration for the University of St. Andrew s Andrew Lang Lectures. A prolific author, Lang published more than 100 works during his career, including twelve fairy books, in which he compiled folk and fairy tales from around the world. Lang s Lilac Fairy and Red Fairy books are credited with influencing J. R. R. Tolkien, who commented on the importance of fairy stories in the modern world in his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture On Fairy-Stories.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from The Strife of Love in a Dream: Being the Elizabethan Version of the First Book of the Hypnerotomachia of Francesco Colonna I did not know he wanted it, when it would have been much at his service, for love, and the menage ife would not have been justly vexed by extravagance V ile dammim, after all, the loss of the book, if we look only at the literary merits of the Hypneroiomaefiia in Elizabethan English. The translation is ignorant and unintelligible: a meaning cannot be made out of much of it, and the sense, when the translator does deviate into sense, is not always that of his original. We have re printed it with absolute fidelity. The idea of altering the punctuation was mooted, but where the translator s meaning was obscure, the original text cast no light on it whatever; so any alteration would have been conjectural. Thus the volume reappears with all its sins on its head, except the horrors of its barbarous illustrations. For these miseries, a few examples copied from the original have been substituted. Obvious misprints alone have been corrected, and the text is reproduced from the example in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331922469

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from The Strife of Love in a Dream: Being the Elizabethan Version of the First Book of the Hypnerotomachia of Francesco Colonna Eight or nine years ago I chanced to go into the shop of Mr. Toovey, in Piccadilly, and began turning over the cheaper and less considered of his books. Among them I found Hypnerotomachia. The strife of Loue in a Dreame. At London, Printed for Simon Waterson, and are to be sold at his shop, in S. Paules Churchyard, at Cheape-gate, 1592. This is the usual title, my specimen, as will be seen, varied slightly. The Bodleian copy also contains this (the 2nd) title. The book was a small thin quarto, not in good condition. It contained no name of author or translator, and the initials, R. D., of the dedication (the most interesting part of the work), tell us nothing. Mr. Douce conjectures that they may stand for Robert Dallyngton, the translator of The Mirrour of Mirth, etc., from the French of Bonaventure des Periers, London, 1583, 4to. The woodcuts were excessively debased reminiscences of those famous examples in the Aldine edition of 1499. The little book seemed an oddity, and 1 purchased it from Mr. Toovey for the sum of twenty shillings. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331922469

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