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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...only see at the Chief Library. Another circumstance which has had a most unfavourable influence in that direction is the unfortunate locality of the Reference Library, which is becoming every year more objectionable by reason of the markets which are held two days a-week under its windows, and of the four fairs in the year, each of which makes the Library for reading purposes almost useless for about a fortnight. This and the increasing want of accommodation, suggest the hope that the time may not be far distant when the Chief Library will be rescued from its present unsuitable position, and that it will find a more central position, where it will be easily accessible and better calculated to answer the objects for which it was originated. The issue of Specifications of Patents has this year diminished, owing to the publication of the Abridgements and of the weekly descriptive Index, which have greatly lessened the necessity of consulting the Specifications themselves. The Commissioners of Patents have continued their gift of these useful volumes for eaeh of our Lending Libraries, where they are of great service to persons interested in the technical arts. As some misapprehension, in reference to the issues of Specifications, has arisen in the minds of persons who are unacquainted with, the facilities afforded in this respect to readers in our Library, it may be well to point out that in oui Statistical Returns, the account of the issues of Specifications is kept distinct from that of the issues of books; and that, while in some Libraries the Specifications are bound up in the order in which they are published, without any regard to subject, in our Library they are classified according to the nature of the inventions to which they relate. If more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590708
  • 9781236590701