Year-Book of the Bibliographical Society of Chicago 1899-1900[-1902-03] Volume 1-4

Year-Book of the Bibliographical Society of Chicago 1899-1900[-1902-03] Volume 1-4

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...to collect and bring together every book on bibliography that could be procured, and there should be deposited every item of bibliographical work executed by the different centers. I cannot but think that there are many university libraries, many public libraries, and even some private library owners who would be glad to assist in the development of so important an undertaking. When books ai'e published, whether it is considered a hardship or not, copies are deposited in certain national collections, and though such a bibliographical society as is now being considered could not compel the deposit of publications within the lines of its interest, it is impossible to doubt that it would be a pleasure and a pride to editors and compilers of bibliographical lists to have their works deposited in some such center as I am pleading for. This would in no sense conflict with the value of the Bibliographical Society of Chicago, but would merely enlarge its scope. To speak of a very small matter, I have been interested through the Philobiblon Club, and later through the Free Library of Philadelphia, in gathering information together on the Early Bibliography of the Philippines. Wherever such a society as we are now talking about is in existence, we undoubtedly should have the interest of such gentlemen as Father Middleton and others of like tastes in developing the collection of the Philippine bibliography and we could ensure great results. A copy of the Bulletin of the Free Library on this matter reached the hands of a gentleman who recently visited Madrid. He was so much interested in the matter that he purchased and forwarded to the Free Library nineteen valuable works upon the subject. Of course, if I were present at your coming discussion, I...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123693282X
  • 9781236932822