The Catalogue of Donations to the Public Library of Victoria, from 1856 to 1872 (Classic Reprint)

The Catalogue of Donations to the Public Library of Victoria, from 1856 to 1872 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Catalogue of Donations to the Public Library of Victoria, From 1856 to 1872 The melbourne public library was founded in the month of July, 1853. The building was commenced in the same month, and by progressive enlargements has reached its present dimensions, at an expenditure of The Library proper consists of three chambers on the first floor, not separated from each other by partitions or doors, m a central apart ment, 50 feet by 50 feet, and one at each side, 95 by 50, giving a Reading Room 240 feet long by 50 feet wide, and 30 feet high. In this the books are arranged in open compartments, formed by walls which project 1 2 feet from the main walls. Each compartment is capable of containing about 2000 volumes. A clear space of 24 feet is left in the centre, and a gallery, raised 13 feet from the ground, runs round the whole of the interior, giving further accommodation for several thousand volumes. Provision is made to secure abundant light and sufficient ventilation by day and night. The number of Books, Pamphlets, etc., on the shelves at the last enumeration exceeded and 88. 8d. Has been expended in the purchase of those bought. The remainder, the titles of which are included in the present volume, consist of Donations, viz. Volumes of Printed Books Together with Parts and Pamphlets, Newspapers, Single Sheets, Maps, Charts, Plans, Elevations of Buildings, Music, Photographs, and Original Manuscripts, many of which possess rare interest. A contribution so extensive, so valuable, and so generously bestowed, bear ing so large a proportion to the books otherwise acquired, has suggested the advisability of printing a separate Catalogue, confined to these gifts; and the occasion affords an opportunity of rendering to the donors this public acknow ledgment of the gratitude of the Trustees, in addition to that already more particularly expressed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 488g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 172 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243160607
  • 9780243160600