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MR. BROOKING Rowe has printed a valuable paper on printed in England until to-day. No fewer than thirtyfive MSS. have been traced by Mr. Thomas, and the Importance of Preserving the Belongings of our examined for the sake of his edition. Twenty-eight of Parish and other Churches, delivered in October before these, in addition to all the printed texts, have, it is the Exeter Diocesan Conference. said, been personally examined or collated. We have From her new sign, “ The Caxton's Head," Mrs. Ben. now. accordingly, for the first time a text of the nett has issued two interesting catalogues of books and 'Philobiblon' authoritative, except that the ortho- manuscripts. graphy of the MSS. is reduced to a classical standard. The translation is vigorous, and, without being antique
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