Report Volume 90

Report Volume 90

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of the New York State Library and recommended to the public libraries of the State. To aid in choosing small collections of new books three classes are indicated: books marked a, of which there are 20, are suggested to libraries which must confine their additions within narrow limits; 30 others marked b are also proposed to libraries that can buy 50 books; and 50 marked c may be added to a and b to make up IOO books. The remaining I50, including some reference books and a few more costly publications, are worthy careful consideration by libraries that can buy more than I00 books and by those wishing to enlarge resources in special subjects. Many of the unmarked works are of the highest merit. It is of course impossible for any board to determine which 100 or 200 books are absolutely the best; still less could it make a selection which would fit the needs of every small library.in the State. Books marked c may be a in value in certain cases: Reid's Story of Old Fort Johnson, which' is given no distinguishing letter in this list and.is not of wide interest either on account of subject or skilful handling of material, is a book for first purchase in the Mohawk valley towns. Circumstances might make it wise for one library to buy Waugh's Dwarf Fruit Trees or Lawt0n's Anthology of French Poetry among the first 20, while another would find neither of them of practical value. In a word, the best general advice may, and sometimes should, be rejected in view of actual needs. It is thought best to inform the smaller libraries about some books which would be of high practical value to them, though probably too expensive to be bought from the ordinary fund. Special circumstances may sometimes justify buying such a work at the...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761200
  • 9781236761200