The Second Book of the Travels of Nicander Nucius of Corcyra

The Second Book of the Travels of Nicander Nucius of Corcyra

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The Second Book of the Travels of Nicander Nucius of Corcyra

The Second Book of the Travels of Nicander Nucius of Corcyra

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The curious production which now appears for the first time in print under the auspices of the Camden Society, is taken from a MS. preserved in the Bodleian Library, but originally belonging to Archbishop Laud, as appears from the following note inscribed in the fly-leaf: "Liber Guil. Laud. Archiep̃i. Cant. et Cancellar. Universit. Oxoñ. 1637." It is a small quarto volume, written on paper in characters which betoken a period not later than the middle of the sixteenth century. It is unfortunately, however, imperfect, as several leaves have been entirely torn out; and some few have undergone a partial mutilation. Those that remain amount to the number of fifty-five. Had no other copy of the work been in existence, there would have been no means of ascertaining the extent of the loss which the Oxford MS. has sustained. From a notice, however, in Montfaucon's . . .

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