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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart

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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ.
Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
page 99



-"Jung, as-crown prince; and on the 2d-December "1778, the firft volume of tbe manufcript of Froiflart's Chronicles was delivered to his moft exalted felf by my uncle: I have given a circurtiftantial account thereof in a hiftory of his life edited by me in'178S. Mention is alfo made in the letters of the counfeilor of the fuperior confiftory, M. Zôllner, part i. page 138, of the prefents to the Library of printed books and writings, from his excellency the count of Hcrtzberg. The whole'dock of manufcripts amounts to about 800 volumes and packets, the printed works to not quite 20,000 volumes, by reafon of the many folios; of prints, about 15,000 leaves, befides thofe in the forementioned 104 volumes, as well as many others; for, fince 1733", it has not all yet been accurately enumerated. This moft highly neceflary work confided, at firft, of two entirely new catalogues concerning the printed works : it is true the fucceflbr of Pror. Leiflher, die Seel. Habicht, undertook a continuation with exemplary zeal : he proceeded, however, no farther than the half, as death carried him off in his younger years. Their continuation and completion was not my tmdefs bufinefs: it has, therefore, fallen to my ^own patriotifm : I hope, however, with God's help, to finifli it, after what •I «have a while fince undertaken,—unlefe I (hall be able to augment the Library with a new (lore of die choked works, for which there is yet room enough ready. In the middle of the chief apartment, which is lighted by four church windows, (land nine large free repofitories, each of feven compartments and-three fub-divifions. The recedes in the walls are at prefent furniflied with four of the fame height, namely, two fmaller and two larger clofed repofitories, three open repofitories, and under the windows are feveral others. In the fore part of the hall, with a window of the fame fize, (lands a large free repofitory ; in the walls, and under the window, are a very large one, and fix others. The Arletifli (lore (lands in two clofed repofitories, the Silefian Genealogical Archives in a third, in the choir over the hall. The repofitories in both halls are of oaken wood, decorated according * to the prevailing, tafte of various times, and with the portraits and other


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