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Ficial inquirer prop for this theory has been 'sought for by men of greater research than the original propounder, but A hitherto without success. About the year 1300 we have evidence of monumental brasses, with large figures engraved on them, being fixed on tombs in this country and it is not unlikely that they were known both here and on the ; * " That a strong passion for portraits formerly existed, is attested U>th by Atticus, the who wrote a work on this sulijeet, and by M. " Pliny's Natural History, Book xxxv.

Edmundsbury, NewIndependent of those establishments castle-on-Tyne, and other places. for the coining of money, almost every abbey struck its own jettons or * The woodcut referred to is that of St. Christopher, discovered by Heineken, pasted within the cover of a book in the Monastery of Buxheim, near Memmingen, in Suabia. It a practice which appears to have is of a folio size, and is coloured by means of stencils ; been adopted at an early part of the fifteenth century by the German Formschneiders and cards.

Who died in and the third is from a window in the same St. Margaret's. * In Pi. ]<,. t 1 " laving thus endeavoured to prove by a continuous chain of evidence the principle of producing impressions from raised lines was known, ami practiced, at a very early period; and that it was applied for the tliat purpose ol letters improving and other characters on paper, though which is the perhaps contineil to signatures only, long previous to 1423, earliest date that has been discovered on a wood-cut, in the modern sense n| the word, impressed on paper, and accompanied with explanatory words nit on the same block;* and having shown that the the manner in which the above-named cut is principle of stencilling The marks here given are copied fnuu Mackarcl's History of King's Lynn, 8vo.

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