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[Footnote 1:  Blades’ “Life of Caxton,” ii., 12.]

[Footnote 2:  Mr. Blades enumerates only ten, but between the publication of his work in 1863 and the appearance in 1880 of a more popular one, an eleventh copy turned up.  It is described further on.  As both editions of Mr. Blades’ book are frequently cited, it may be stated here that where the reference is to the page only, the one volume edition of 1880 is meant.]

[Footnote 3:  Blades, ii., 12.]

[Footnote 4:  Van der Linde, “Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels,” Berlin, 1874, ii., 125.]

[Footnote 5:  Blades, ii., 48.]

[Footnote 6:  Blades, ii., 97.]

[Footnote 7:  Blades, ii., 95.]

[Footnote 8:  Dibdin’s “Bibliotheca Spenceriana,” iv., 195.]

[Footnote 9:  See Prosper Marchand, “Dict.  Hist.,” t. i., p. 181.]

[Footnote 10:  “Les Bibliotheques Francoises de La Croix du Maine et de Du Verdier.” n. e.  Paris, 1782, t. i., p. 493.]

[Footnote 11:  Dr. Van der Linde, “Geschichte,” 114.]

[Footnote 12:  Cf.  Van der Linde, “Geschichte,” and his “Jartausend.”]

[Footnote 13:  Jaubert, cited by Van der Linde, “Geschichte,” t. i., p. 122.]

[Footnote 14:  Blades’ “Caxton,” 173-175.]

[Footnote 15:  Blades, i., 166.]

[Footnote 16:  “Geschichte,” i., 29.  There is a manuscript copy in the Chetham Library, Manchester, which he does not name.  It came from the Farmer Collection, and is in a volume containing a number of fifteenth century Latin tracts.  See account of European MSS. in the Chetham Library, Manchester, by James Orchard Halliwell, F.R.S., Manchester, 1842, p. 15.]

[Footnote 17:  “Bulletin du Bibliophile,” 1836-1837, 2ieme serie, p. 527.]

[Footnote 18:  “Academy,” July 12, 1881.]

[Footnote 19:  Blades’ “Life of Caxton,” vol. ii., p. 9.]

[Footnote 20:  “De regimine Principum,” a poem by Thomas Occleve, written in the reign of Henry IV.  Edited, for the first time, by Thomas Wright, Esq., M.A., F.S.A., &c.  Printed for the Roxburghe Club.  London:  J. B. Nichols, 1860, 410.]

[Footnote 21:  Warton’s “History of English Poetry,” 1871, iii., 44.]

[Footnote 22:  The fires of purgatory are finely and amply illustrated in the story at p. 110, whilst the power of the saints and the value of pilgrimages would be impressed upon the hearers by the narrative of the miracles wrought by St. James of Compostella (p. 136)]

[Footnote 23:  “Hist. of Siege of Troye.”]

[Footnote 24:  “Works of Polidore Virgil.”  London, 1663, p. 95.]

[Footnote 25:  Graesse:  Tresor, s.v.  Sydrach.  See also Warton’s “History of English Poetry,” 1871, vol. ii., p. 144, Hazlitt’s “Handbook of Early English Literature,” p. 43.]

[Footnote 26:  Hoeffer:  “Nouvelle Biographie Universelle.”]

[Footnote 27:  Hoeffer, “Nouvelle Biographie Generale,” xxxiii. 818.]

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