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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jul 29 2010 5:04 AM

What would you pay for The Whole Works of James Ussher (18 Vols.)?  Click the link, cast your bid and let's see if we can gather enough support to get this one down as low as the scale goes.

Here's the advertising writeup:

.One of the most important biblical scholars and theologians of the 17th century, James Ussher’s work has made a recent resurgence in Christian literature with the reprinting of his books. Ussher’s writings influenced generations of Christian thought and his research and scholarly work earned high praise—even from those opposed to his ideas. An expert on the writings of the early Church Fathers, Ussher’s work had a giant impact on the Westminster Assembly and Reformation theology. The Whole Works of the Most Rev. James Ussher (18 Vols.) contains his most important works, some in their original Latin language. * Title: The Whole Works of James Ussher (18 Vols.) * Author: James Ussher * 18 volumes * 10,183 pages * Suggested Retail Price: $415.95 * Suggested Pre-Pub Price: $99.95.
--The Whole Works of James Ussher (18 Vols.)

 

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Greg | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 5:30 AM

While looking over the page scans, I noticed, as was common in books printed in this era, that some words which begin with "s" or have the letter within them have instead an "f". I also noticed several words that began with a capitalized "W" had instead two "V's" close together.

I'm not familiar with how Logos has handled these things in the past, but can we expect some form of updated spelling for these words? Or will Logos just type the printed word exactly as it is?

Either way, this set has my bid!

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Roger Feenstra | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 7:20 AM

Okay, I'm in at $75.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 8:57 AM

Greg Masone:

While looking over the page scans, I noticed, as was common in books printed in this era, that some words which begin with "s" or have the letter within them have instead an "f". I also noticed several words that began with a capitalized "W" had instead two "V's" close together.

I'm not familiar with how Logos has handled these things in the past, but can we expect some form of updated spelling for these words?

I believe in prior instances Logos has updated the spelling.  But the question remains valid and I would like to hear a decision from Logos on this.

 

 

Uh oh...

.The Whole Works of the Most Rev. James Ussher (18 Vols.) contains his most important works, some in their original Latin language..
--The Whole Works of James Ussher (18 Vols.)
*Emphasis added

Note that last phrase regarding some of this being in the original Latin. I speak, read and know - about zero Latin. "annals" which is the one book I was really interested in is really in Latin, not english. The value of this set has just dramatically dropped for me, I'm sorry folks - my bid is minimum on this one.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 9:05 AM

Thomas Black:

Uh oh...

.The Whole Works of the Most Rev. James Ussher (18 Vols.) contains his most important works, some in their original Latin language..
--The Whole Works of James Ussher (18 Vols.)
*Emphasis added

Note that last phrase regarding some of this being in the original Latin. I speak, read and know - about zero Latin. "annals" which is the one book I was really interested in is really in Latin, not english. The value of this set has just dramatically dropped for me, I'm sorry folks - my bid is minimum on this one.

It looks like 11 out of the 18 volumes are in Latin (based on titles and preview pages).  That's a pretty high percentage.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 9:13 AM

Todd Phillips:
It looks like 11 out of the 18 volumes are in Latin (based on titles and preview pages).  That's a pretty high percentage.

Sad  Yeah, that's too bad. 

The only volume I really care about getting " Annals of the World" is Latin.  Sad

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 9:19 AM

I had bid $50 - but when I saw the later comments about Latin being the dominate language, I withdrew my bid entirely.  Sorry.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 10:00 AM

Thomas Black:
The only volume I really care about getting " Annals of the World" is Latin.  Sad

Perhaps we should suggest a Latin auto-translation function?

Too bad neither Google Translate nor Babelfish support Latin translation.

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 10:00 AM

I also canceled my bid after finding out the majority of it was Latin.Sad

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 12:43 PM

Thanks Thomas for the info. LATIN! Sorry just cancelled my bid!

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 12:54 PM

     C'mon, Guys and Gals...

daunted by a little Latin ? ..........     for shame   ...                If one has a decent-sized Logos Library, he will find that Latin in is used in many places; and some of it you can even pick up by osmosis!           e.g.           I appreciate those of you who post a "all glory to God" in the Latin in your signatures ...           *smile*

                 Just raised my bid to $90 U.S. and hopefully there will be a lot of you that will not "panic"!    

Or talk yourself out of a great deal!

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 1:23 PM

I kept my bid, but it's low.

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 1:31 PM

I wonder if any of the Latin links to other books in one's library?  This could be somewhat useful.

Latin is all Greek to me

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 20 2010 6:39 PM

Milford Charles Murray:

     C'mon, Guys and Gals...

daunted by a little Latin ? ..........    

Good motivation to start learning a litte Latin Geeked.....Wish they still taught Latin and Greek when I went to school.

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lostlogik | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 21 2010 12:58 AM

Must admit, I wanted to get these but then saw the bit about Latin and thought again. The only thing I can remember about Latin stems from early school days years ago, learning about some chap called Caecilius living with his family in Pompeii. Oh, and the fact that in my school report my tutor wrote "I ban Chris from Latin for the rest of his life." So, it's a "no" from me then.

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Tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 10 2012 2:18 PM

TCBlack:

What would you pay for The Whole Works of James Ussher (18 Vols.)?  Click the link, cast your bid and let's see if we can gather enough support to get this one down as low as the scale goes.

--The Whole Works of James Ussher (18 Vols.)

 

Update: It is finally close to 100 % Big Smile

 LOOK:  So it has a little latin, it still has a lot of english titles. Surprise   

The Bodly of Divinity"  with two catacisms is worth the 20 dollars all by it self. Yes

 

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Evan Boardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 10 2012 4:26 PM

Tom Rach:

So it has a little latin, it still has a lot of english titles. Surprise   

The Bodly of Divinity"  with two catacisms is worth the 20 dollars all by it self. Yes

Agree!

 

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Oldnewbie | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2012 10:43 AM

Evan Boardman:

Tom Rach:

So it has a little latin, it still has a lot of english titles. Surprise   

The Bodly of Divinity"  with two catacisms is worth the 20 dollars all by it self. Yes

Agree!

 

 

Me, too.  I'm in and staying in.  I'm actually planning to go back to school and they have some Latin classes.  Considering Ussher's level of scholarship it seems definitely worth it.

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Schezic | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2012 3:00 PM

I have been on both sides of the fence on this...several times. I was excited at first, because I had heard of his extensive work in chronology...An area I would like to explore, But I don't have the patience to spend years drudging through genealogies. I am curious about the charts...If I could understand them with no knowledge of Latin? I may bid again just for the privilege  of  checking it out with the option to return it. If the charts are usable, They would be worth the price of the whole set.

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