A. L. A. Catalog, 1904

A. L. A. Catalog, 1904 : 8, 000 Volumes for a Popular Library, with Notes (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A. L. A. Catalog, 1904: 8, 000 Volumes for a Popular Library, With Notes General plan. The list includes 7 520 volumes specially adapted to small libraries and those just starting, but suitable also for any public library. Except a few of the most important foreign classics in the original, only such foreign works as are available in English translations are included. While this Catalog, when carefully revised, will be the best within the prescribed limits of size and purpose that the combined wisdom of our most experienced librarians and specialists can produce, no editors could hope to make a selection from the vast mass of books of all ages and tongues wholly satisfactory even to themselves. Best as applied to this Catalog means relatively to the general reader. An accurate, interesting and comprehensive statement in untechnical language that is best for a general reader may be mere a b c to a specialist, while the most recent, exact and exhaustive treatise best for a specialist may be the worst for a general reader because too technical to be intelligible. Though a mediocre book has some times been chosen because there is nothing better meeting the conditions, it is hoped that nothing untrustworthy or ephemeral has been admitted. Out of print books are omitted unless very important and soon to be on the market again. Titles have been condensed by omitting unessential words. American importer and price when ascertained are given rather than foreign publisher. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 894 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 45mm | 1,170g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243133049
  • 9780243133048