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 Prone’sia (in Orlando Furioso).Proof Prints. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A printed sheet to be examined and approved before it is finally printed. The first proof is that which contains all the workman’s errors; when these are corrected the impression next taken is called a clean proof and is submitted to the author; the final impression, which is corrected by the reader ad unguem, is termed the press proof.   1

 Prone’sia (in Orlando Furioso).Proof Prints. 


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