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158,812; ref. use 86,012; Sunday and holiday use 2629. New registration 2653; total registration 17,898. Receipts $32,947.61; expenses $30,105.77.

other, is then passed through the narrow channel back of the book section. Each book section or magazine is treated in this way. The rods, which form the hinge-pin of each section, "The plan which we have of letting users of proje sufficiently beyond the ends of the book the library rummage freely among new books section to be thrust through plated steel hingebought for the circulating department does very pieces at the top and bottom of the book. much to excite interest in good books which The side covers are fitted top and bottom with would pass unnoticed unless called in this way hinge-pieces, and each book section also has its to the attention of readers. There have been hinge-pieces; these pieces are ingeniously dethree exhibitions of pictures in the library build-vised to connect with one another, each rod ing during the past year. The first was on Feb- joining two hinge-pieces. The sections may be ruary 26, when the plates of the great work of withdrawn by removing the rod, and more or the French painter of battle scenes, E. Detaille, fewer sections may be inserted at will. A flexientitled 'L'armée Française,' were placed upon ble label is fitted over the rear edges of the secthe walls of the lecture hall. We had before tions, slipping into false pockets inside the side shown the uniforms in use in colonial times in covers. As the channel-pieces, forming the this country, and those which have been adopted back of the volume, are covered with the same from time to time in the army of the United material as the side covers, the uniform apStates. That exhibition had given great satis- pearance of a book binding is produced. The faction, and we were not surprised to find that labels may be either of leather, gilt stamped, or this one, in which the uniforms of all the arms of parchment, typewritten or hand-printed. It of the service in the French army were dis- will be seen that this method of binding allows played in color, and as worn by artistic groups of almost indefinite expansion, extension, or of officers and men, also excited a marked in-contraction, and also of subject, chronological, terest." The second exhibition, held May 15, or numerical arrangement, while it insures duraillustrated Mexican antiquities. The foundation bility of the volume. Single sheets, engravings, of the collections shown was Dr. A. Penafiel's different sizes of pamphlets, etc., may be bound "Monumenta del arte Mexicano," which contains in the same way as uniform pamphlets or hundreds of illustrations in portfolios; some 200 magazines. Full description of the binder and or more photographs taken from views in Yuca- directions for its use may be obtained of the tan, numerous objects of interest in connection manufacturers, M. Grunewald & Co., 104-110 with Mexico, and the flags of Mexico and Yuca- Fifth ave., Chicago. tan, were also shown. The third exhibition, which was opened October 12, was held in the lecture hall, and consisted of "the beautifully colored plates of Garnier's soft porcelain of Sèvres, and of the photographs of lace in the lace album and in Strassen's Spitzen des 16-19 Jahrhunderts aus den Sammlungen des Kunstgewerbe-Museums zu Leipzig ausgerwählt."



Gifts and Bequests.


THE RUDOLPH BOOK BINDING is the latest invention of Mr. A. J. Rudolph, of the Newberry Library, inventor of the Rudolph indexer and its accessories. The binder is novel in design, and though especially intended for pamphlets, magazines, and other serial publications, can also be used in binding books. It is difficult to give a fair idea of its details without diagrams, but the following brief description may serve to make plain its distinctive characteristics.

The binding consists of six parts: side covers, "channel-pieces," hinges, rods, staples, and label. Every book to be bound is divided into sections of from 10 to 90 pages each, as desired; in the case of magazines each magazine will form a section. The book section is then inserted within a "channel-piece" of zinc, covered with cloth or buckram; this channel-piece covers the back of the section, extending slightly on either side, and leaving a narrow channel between the back of the section and the piece itself. The book section is firmly fastened in the channel-piece by wire staples driven through holes. A wire rod, headed at one end and slightly pointed at the

Quincy, Mass. The Thomas Crane Public Library has received a bequest of $20,000 from the late Mrs. Clarissa Crane, who died in New York City on April 22. Mrs. Crane was the widow of Thomas Crane, of Quincy, and the Thomas Crane Public Library was built by her and her sons as a memorial to her husband.


ABBOTT, Samuel A. B., president of the board of trustees of the Boston Public Library, resigned that office on May 1, stating that the pressure of his private affairs made him unable to devote to the duties of that position the time necessary for their proper performance. Mr. Abbott has been practically the head of the library for six years past, and has directed its administration in all essential particulars. His resignation was unexpected, although since the appointment of a librarian he has not been as prominently identified with the direction of the library as previously.

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has resigned her position of librarian at the New Jersey State Normal School, Trenton, to accept a position at Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. Miss Blakeley is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke.

CRANDALL. Miss Mary Imogen Crandall's connection with Cornell University Library as cataloger of the Zarncke collection ceased last February. Her address is 246 Vanderbilt avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.

GALLINER, Mrs. H. R., librarian of the Withers Public Library, Bloomington, Ill., resigned her position on May 4, the resignation taking effect June 1. Mrs. Galliner has been in charge of the library for 27 years, and her resignation is due to ill health. It was accepted with resolutions of regret and sympathy and she was unanimously elected librarian emeritus of the library.

GILBERT, Frank T., librarian of the Washington State Library, Olympia, died on May 18 at his home in Olympia. Mr. Gilbert was a native of Illinois, was for many years well known in political circles in Elgin, Ill., and at one time was editor of the Elgin (Ill.) Gazette. He had been state librarian of Washington for several years.

GOODISON, Miss Alice D., of the graduating class of the Drexel Institute, library department, has taken a position in the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia.

GRAY, Louis T., executive officer of the board of trustees of the Boston Public Library, resigned his position early in May. Mr. Gray's resignation was presented to the board some time previously, but was laid on the table, the board voting to give him temporary leave of absence instead. Later, it was decided that the position of executive officer should be abolished, its special duties to devolve upon the librarian, and Mr. Gray's resignation was accepted. Mr. Gray has been active in the administration of the library, and had almost entire charge of the moving to the new building.

HAWES, Miss Clara Sikes, a graduate of the New York State Library School (class of '94), has been appointed cataloger at the Library Co. of Philadelphia, succeeding Miss Louise M. Sutermeister, who resigned the position to become librarian of the Eau Claire (Wis.) Public Library.

HAWKS, Miss Emma B. for a time at the New York State Library School, (1893-4) and later assistant at the Forbes Library, Northampton, has been appointed to a position in the Library of the Department of Agriculture, Washington. MCGUFFEY, Miss Margaret D., of the New York State Library School, class of 1895, has been appointed in charge of loan department of the Boston Public Library.

NELSON, Miss Sarah C., a graduate of the Pratt Institute library training class of 1892., and later cataloger at Wilmington (Del.) Institute Free Library, is cataloging the public library at Stoneham, Mass.

Cataloging and Classification.

Bayonne (N. J.) F. P. L. Dictionary findinglist: authors, subjects, and titles. January 1, 1895. 148 p. O.

Prefaced by an historical sketch of the library. Title-a-liner; entry generally made under wellknown pseudonym with reference from real name; Dewey class and Cutter book numbers. A list of German books is appended, covering 6 p. The catalog is clearly printed on smooth white paper.

The BOSTON P. L. BULLETIN for April continues the chronological index to historical land, Norway and Sweden. It contains also a fiction," covering Scandinavia, Denmark, Icevery full classed list of works by and relating to Goethe almost a Goethe bibliography — and a catalog of the Thayer library. The usual historical appendix includes seven views of Boston in 1858.

BROOKLINE (Mass.) P. L. Bulletin, v. 1, nos. 1-4. Oct., 1894 – April, 1895. ea. 4 p. O. Issued bi-monthly for free distribution. The bulletin is chiefly devoted to lists of accessions, but contains also occasional special lists and notices. No. 2 (December) has a list of "100 good books for boys and girls, not fiction," no. 3 (February) calls attention to 100 good novels, 2d list, authors N to Z."



Bibliographical contributions, no. 4. April, 1895. p. 164-182. Contains two classed lists of "100 books of

1893" and "100 books of 1894." The lists are based upon the records of the Annual American Catalogues for those years and aim "to call attention to a limited number of representative books likely to prove of more than temporary value to public libraries." Appended to each entry is a

note of one or more reviews of the book that


will supply material for judgment of its scope and character." There is also a short "List of published writings of Rev. Horatio Southgate, D.D., class of 1832."

CHILDREN'S HOME LS., Albany. List of books. 1895. 6 sheets, 5 c.

These lists may be obtained of Miss M.. S. Cutler of the State Library, Albany. They catalog six home libraries, of 20 v. each, and are well worth consideration from librarians interested in good reading for children. Each of the libraries has its individual name - No. I is the Miron library, No. 4 the Ruth library, etc.

each collection evidently being a memorial or gift, and each list is prefaced by an appropriate quotation. The books would attract any child. They are real human child's stories, with a sprinkling of fairy tales, nature books and books of games. Each set includes St. Nicholas and Youth's Companion the absence of Harper's Young People may be questioned. CLEVELAND (0.) P. L. The open shelf: being a

list of books added to the library, January to March, 1895. Cleveland, 1895. 32 p. O. 5 c. This is the first appearance of the Open Shelf since it abandoned its monthly form for that of a substantial quarterly. Besides the classed list of accessions, with abundant and interesting annotations, it contains a short account of the Case Library of Cleveland, and of the year's work at the Public Library.

ENGLISH CATALOGUE of books for 1894: a list of books published in Great Britain and Ireland in 1894; with their sizes, prices and publishers' names; also of the principal books published in the U. S. in one alphabet: with an index to subjects: a continuation of the London and British catalogues. N. Y., Office of Publishers' Weekly, 1895. 148 p. O. pap., $1.50.

FOSTER'S MONTHLY REFERENCE LISTS (Providence P. L. Bulletin) for May are devoted to "Bismarck and, the German Empire" and "Wood, wood-carving and furniture." The May Bulletin also contains a special catalog of "school duplicates," with brief descriptive annotations.

MANCHESTER (Eng.) MUSEUM, Owens' College. Catalogue of the books and pamphlets in the library arranged according to subjects and authors, by W. E. Hoyle, keeper of the museum. (Museum handbooks.) Manchester, 1895. 302 p. bds., 3s. 6d.


Dewey classification and Cutter book numbers have been used in this careful and painstaking catalog. The classification is carried an exceeding degree of minuteness, as may be instanced by the fact that the section "Mollusca" is subdivided to four places of decimals, 594.0948 being the class number corresponding to "Mollusca of Scandinavia," in which there are 27 entries. Mr. Hoyle believes that "the present catalog is the first published in England in which the Dewey method has been fully carried out." All pamphlets, periodicals, and transactions in the library have been cataloged, and no attempt has been made to distinguish them from books. "To indicate whether a work will be found among the octavo, quarto, or folio books or among the unbound pamphlets" “q,” “f,” or “p" is prefixed to the book number. No attempt has been made to give full names in the classed catalog; brief title entries are the rule, and the imprint data include paging, illustrations or plates, size, place and date of publication. An author-catalog, giving full names when practicable, is appended, and this is followed by a useful index of subjects, giving class number and paging. The catalog as a whole is admirable and must prove a boon to all users of the college library.


The MILWAUKEE P. L. has issued an excellent little reading list for Memorial Day," compiled by Miss L. E. Stearns, for the use of schools. It includes suitable addresses, collections of verse and single poems, national songs, literature of the flag, anecdotes of the war, etc. (8 p. Tt.)

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The American Ecclesiastical Review (245 N. Broad street, Philadelphia) has published, month by month, since January, a series of articles entitled The library of a priest," which are useful contributions to religious bibliography. The articles, which are concluded with the May number, are as follows: Introduction," by Thomas Hughes, S.J., p. 1-14 (Ja.); "Sacred Scripture," by A. J. Maas, S.J., p. 138-150 (F.); Dogmatic theology," by Rev. Ad. Tanquerey, p. 226-245 (Mr.); Canon law," by Rev. G. Péries, p. 328-335 (Ap.); "Sacred music," by Rev. H. T. Henry (My.). The series contains quite full lists and has annotations by members of the Society of Jesus. In most cases places and dates of publication are given, and often names of publishers.


G. F. B. The Bookman for May contains " A bibliography of Ibsen " (p. 274-277), by W: H. Carpenter.

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It is a short article partly biographical, reviewing Ibsen's works and noting the various translations of them that have appeared.

BIBLIOGRAPHIE nationale. Dictionnaire des écrivains belges et catalogue de leurs publications (1830-1880). 2° livr. (Paupérisme-Prières). Bruxelles, P. Weissenbruch, 1895. 97-192 p. 8°, 2.50 fr.

BIBLIOTHECA philologica oder vierteljährliche systematische Bibliographie der auf dem Gebiete der classischen Philologie und Altertumswissenschaft, sowie der Neuphilologie in Deutschland und dem Auslande neu erschienenen Schriften und Zeitschriften-Aufsätze. Herausgegeben von A. Blau. Jahrgang, 47 (N. F., Jahrg., 9): 1894. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. gr. 8°, 1.40 m. GROTENFELT, Gustav. Suomalaisen Kirjallisunden Seuran Kirjaston Luettelo. Helsingfors, 1895.

"This catalog of the treasures preserved in the library of the Finnish Literary Society must not only be a source of pride to all natives of the country, but will also serve the purpose to outsiders as a valuable bibliographical handbook.-Ath., Ap. 27. '95. The collection is rich in rare philological works, especially in Ugro-Finnish literature.

HUNTER, Sir W: Wilson, Hance, E: M., and others. State education for the people in America, Europe, India, and Australia; with papers on the education of women, technical instruction, and payment by results. Syracuse, N. Y., C. W. Bardeen, 1895. C. 2 + 176 p. O. cl., $1.25.

Contains a full bibliography of education. (8 p.) LANIER, Sidney. Select poems; ed., with introd., notes, and bibliography, by Morgan Calloway, Jr. N. Y., C: Scribner's Sons, 1895. C. 55+ 97 P. por. S. cl., net, $1. LATANÉ, J: H. The early relations between Maryland and Virginia. Balt., Johns Hopkins Press, 1895. 81 p. O. (Johns Hopkins Univ. studies, 13th ser., nos. 3-4.) pap., 50 c. Pp. 65-66 contain a bibliography of authorities.

THE 47th report (1894) of the New York State Museum, Albany, N. Y., contains “A list of publications relating to geology and palæontology of the State of New York, 1876-1893," compiled by J. M. Clarke. The list is chronological, in author alphabet; it covers p. 755-791. PARTRIDGE, W: Ordway. Technique of sculpture. Bost., Ginn & Co., 1895. c. 5+188 p.

POLE, W: The evolution of whist: a study of the progressive changes which the game has passed through from its origin to the present time. N. Y., Longmans, Green & Co., 1895. c. '94. 24+296 p. D. cl., $1.50. Contains a 4-p. list of “American whist literature."

RAGOZIN, Zénaide A. Story of Vedic India, as embodied principally in the Rig-Veda. N. Y., G: P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. c. 12+457 p. il. map. D. (Story of the nations ser., no. 44.) $1.50; hf. leath., $1.75. Contains a 4-p. list of authorities consulted. REICHHART, G. Beiträge zur Incunabelnkunde.

Leipzig. Otto Harrassowitz, 1895. 8°, 18 m. SALVIOLI, G. and C. Bibliografia universale

del teatro drammatico italiano. v. I, disp. I. Venice, C. Ferrari, 1895. 8°, 2.50 lire. TOLMAN, W: Howe. History of higher educa

tion in Rhode Island: contributions to American educational history, no. 18. Wash., Government Printing Office, 1894. 4-210 p. il. O. (U. S. Bureau of Education, circular of information, no. 1, 1894.) Contains a 2-p. bibliography.

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Thomas H. Brainerd, ps. of Mrs. J: R. Jarboe, widow of the late prominent San Francisco lawyer; she wrote under this pseudonym "Go

il. sq. D. $1.10. Appended is a short list of "certain valuable forth and find," recently published by Cassell & books on sculpture."

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