The Bibliographers Manual of American History- Vol I Various

ISBN: 9781443752985

Published: October 1st 2008

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352 pages


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The Bibliographers Manual of American History- Vol I  by  Various

The Bibliographers Manual of American History- Vol I by Various
October 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781443752985 | 6.79 Mb

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE ERUDITE COLLECTORS, THE TRAINED LIBRARIANS, AND THE AFFABLE BOOKSELLERS OF THE UNITED STATES In the division of life, there is time present, past and to come, what we do is short, what we shall do is doubtful, but whatMoreTHIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE ERUDITE COLLECTORS, THE TRAINED LIBRARIANS, AND THE AFFABLE BOOKSELLERS OF THE UNITED STATES In the division of life, there is time present, past and to come, what we do is short, what we shall do is doubtful, but what we have done is certain and out of the power of fortune.-Senrcta.

In a conversation, some ten or twelve years ago, had with the Author of this valuable compilation I mentioned the necessity of such a work as we now have before us. Having employed my time for the last forty years in cataloguing and preparing libraries for sale at auction, I had long felt the want of a work of general reference on the State, Town and County histories of our country. Their number had increased rapidly, and their importance had become so great, that I felt the want of a receptacle to store away the information of their rarity and peculiar importance that had been gathered by the various Bibliogaphers for the last two centuries- receptacle where one could go and find information in reference to any history that might come into his hands.

My argument was conclusive, and to-day we have the most valuable Bibliography that has ever been placed before the American public. For the Librarian it forms a most usefill guide to the value as well as the importance of the history. To the collector it shows what books can be had. To the bookseller it gives a knowledge of their value, and to the historian it shows just what books can be had in reference to the history of any State, County, Town or Territory. Dr. Bradford is a deep student, and has entered on this field fully equipped with the importance of the subject, as well as being aware of the immense labour necessary tocompile a work which could be relied on.

For ten or twelve years he has laboired on the book, with the enthusiasm that only a RibliophiIe knows, until he has reached its completion, being satisfied that the result will confer a boon on all those interested in the study and collecting of American History. The edition is of strictly one thousand copies, printed from type on paper made especially for the book, and the type has been distributed.

The publishers appreciate the glorious manner in which the literary public has responded to the circular by subscribing for the work. I was selected to pass a final judgment upon, or rather, to revise and edit the work, It is due to the Author for me to say, that his work was done so thoroughly, so clearly, that the part which I thought stupendous, dwindled down to a plain reading of the proof, with very slight additions...



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