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Annual Catalogues, 1894.

The Annual American Catalogue for 1894 is nearly ready for press. It will contain:

(1) Directory of American Publishers issuing books in 1894. (2) Full-title Record, with descriptive notes, in author-alphabet, of all books recorded in The Publishers' Weekly, 1894.

(3) Author-, title-, and subject-index to same, in one alphabet (4) Publishers' annual lists for 1894.

The edition is printed from type and therefore is limited and to secure copies orders should be sent at once. The price is $3.50 half leather, $3.00 in sheets; if ordered, and paid for, before publication, the price will be $3.00 half leather, $2.50 in sheets.

The Annual Catalogue for 1886, 1891 and 1892 is now out of print. But few copies of the Annual Catalogue for 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890 and 1893 are on hand.

We also supply the English Catalogue for 1894 as soon as ready, price $1.50, paper; the Annual American and English Catalogues, 1894, can be had in one volume, half leather, $5.00.

P. O. Box 943.

Early orders for both Catalogues are solicited.

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TERMS ON APPLICATION, ALSO LIST OF LIBRARY APPLIANOES, HANDBOOKS, ETC.

THE ROUND ROBIN READING CLUB. The Reference Catalogue

Of Current (English) Literature.

Librarians are especially asked to consider the system of the “Round Robin" with reference to their own work among readers. It has no textbooks, but uses standard literature; its members select their own subjects; it endeavors to make them acquainted with whatever illustrates or elucidates their work, and to interest them in the best books, and thus assist in the proper use of public libraries. For further particulars address MISS LOUISE STOCKTON, 4213 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia.

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Gro. H. BAKER, Librarian of Columbia College, New York.

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MELVIL DEWEY, Director of N. Y. State Library, Albany, N. Y.

"Mr. G. E. Stechert of New York has served us with fidelity in procuring English, French and German books, both new and second hand and also periodicals. His terms are more reasonable than any others that have come to our notice, while he has always guarded our interests very carefully. We find it a great convenience to have one agency in New York, represented by branches in different European countries.'

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ERNEST C. RICHARDSON, Librarian of College of New Jersey, Princeton, N. J.

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"Our library committee speaks in the highest terms of your services. You have not only saved us many dollars, but have mown an intelligent appreciation of our wants for which we thank you.

A. 8. COLLINS, Act. Librarian of Reynolds Library, Rochester, N. Y.

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COMBINATION ORDER AND SHELF-LIST SLIP.-Willard H. Austin.

THE CLERKENWELL OPEN LENDING LIBRARY.-James
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A PROPER Standard FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

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OPENING OF THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.
A STATE LIBRARY COMMISSION FOR VERMONT.
STATE LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS.

New Hampshire Library Association.
Pennsylvania Library Club,

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LIBRARY CLUBs.

Chicago Library Club.
REVIEWS.

U. S., Dept. of Interior. Report regarding Pub-
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LIBRARY ECONOMY AND HISTORY.

GIFTS AND BEQUESTS.
LIBRARIANS.

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CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION.
BIBLIOGRAFY.

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ANONYMS AND PSEUDONYMS.
HUMORS AND BLUNDERS..

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Price to Europe, or other countries in the Union, 205, per annum ; single numbers, 25.
Entered at the Post-Office at New York, N. Y., as second-class matter.

MONTHLY NUMBERS, 50 cts.

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NEW YORK: PUBLICATION OFFICE, 28 ELM STREET (Near Duane).

LONDON: SOLD BY KEGAN PAUL, Trench, Trübner & Co., Paternoster House, CHARING CROSS ROAD.

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EDW. G. ALLEN devotes himself entirely to library business. His long experience enables him to execute the orders of correspondents promptly, cheaply, and with thorough efficiency. His connection with all the Book Dealers in the United Kingdom gives him the command of the British Book Market, and qualifies him to serve his customers with special advantage, and to bring promptly under their notice all the stores of Literature, old and new, on sale in Great Britain.

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University of Pennsylvania.
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Yale University.

Minneapolis Public Library.

Library of Congress, Washington.

Libraries of Parliament, Ottawa, Toronto,

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Brooklyn Library.
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Cornell University.

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