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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, Publishing Section. List of books for girls and women and their clubs; ed. by Augusta H. Leypoldt and George Iles. Part 2: Biography, by
assistant librarians of the New York Free Circulating Library; History, by Reuben G. Thwaites; Travel, by Miss A. R. Hasse; Literature-poetry, essays, and criticism, by G. Mercer Adam; Folk-lore, by Stewart Culin. Bost., Library Bureau, 1895. 154 p. Tt.
Part 3: Fine art, by Russell Sturgis; Music, by H: E. Krehbiel. Bost., Library Bureau, 1895. 54 p. Tt. IO C. Cleveland (0.) P. L.
The open shelf: being a list of books added to the library, AprilJune, 1895. 64 p. O.
The full classed list contains the usual brief
annotations; there are also a list of "books on chemistry" (29 titles), an account of the Carnegie Library of Allegheny, and a short article on "The use of books," by Linda A. Eastman.
COTGREAVE, A., librarian of the West Ham (Eng.) Public Libraries, announces the preparation of a "Subject index of general literature contained in the Canning Town Public Library," of which he has issued sample pages. The index, which is somewhat on the order of the A. L. A. index, is to be a key, not to the books in the department of general literature, but to the contents of the books, indexing, besides separate articles or essays in composite books, special descriptions of individual subjects in single narratives or comprehensive works; the entries will include numerous biographical and historical notes. The index will appear in some 20 parts, and will, it is thought, contain about 20,000 references; it will be sold by subscription in two editions at five or seven shillings respectively.
FOSTER'S MONTHLY REFERENCE LISTS (in Providence P. L. Bulletin) for August cover "Thomas Henry Huxley" and "Marine life," with the fulness and careful accuracy which are their usual characteristics. The value of these lists is too well known to require comment; they are the best examples of what can be done in this line of bibliographical work. HOBOKEN (N. J.) P. L. Alphabetical catalog: authors, titles, and subjects. August, 1895. 321 p. O.
A good short-title dictionary catalog, with Dewey class and Cutter author numbers, evidently modelled upon the catalog of the Jersey City P. L. A supplementary list of 16 pages gives later additions. The 5-p. list of pseudonyms appended includes a large proportion of writers who are nowhere else entered in the
catalog; which is, to say the least, confusing. Heavy-face type is used for catch-words and authors' names, and the volume is neatly and clearly printed on white paper. Prefaced by extracts from the rules and regulations, an historical sketch of the library, and brief explanations and directions for use.
The Library Newsletter (Osterhout F. L.) for August devotes four pages to an article citing interesting books on "Nature study." N. Y. STATE L. BULLETIN. Additions No. 2, November, 1894: subject index of law additions from 1 January, 1883, to 31 December, 1893. Albany, 1894. 509 p. O. 35c.
the state law library, compiled by S. B. Griswold A supplement to the valuable subject index to in 1882. The supplement, also prepared by Mr. Griswold, follows the form of the original index without modification. Subjects are arranged and besides law-books proper many important alphabetically, with abundant cross-references, published trials are included, as well as references to leading articles in 477 v. of American, English, Irish, Scotch, and Canadian law periodicals.
NOTTINGHAM (Eng.) CENTRAL F. P. Lending L. Class-list of science; with an index of subjects and author; comp. by J. Potter Briscoe, public librarian, and Thomas Dent, sub-librarian. Nottingham, August, 1895. 28 p. O. 2d.
volumes of magazines, periodicals, composite A detailed list, giving full contents of bound books, etc. Title-a-line entries; dates are gen
erally noted, and authors' initials only are given. The author and subject index covers five pages.
The PORTLAND (Ore.) L. A., publishes in the August issue of Our Library the first of four Oregon check lists," containing about 200 titles and including, as far as possible, "everything on the subject published down to the end of 1850." Publications that the library does not possess are marked "wanted." An appeal is also made for contributions of local matters.
The SALEM (Mass.) P. L. BULLETIN devotes its August "Special reading lists" to "Early New England life" and "Useful books for women" subjects that are well and interestingly covered.
The SPRINGFIELD (Mass.) L. BULLETIN for July has a short " Suggestive reading list for freshman class," citing some of the best literature in poetry, fiction, and essays.
U. S. Gov. PRINTING OFFICE. Division of documents. Monthly catalogue of publications issued by the Government of the U. S. nos. 1-3. Jan.- March, 1895. D.
The first numbers of the monthly catalog provided for by the new public documents law. (See p. 301).
"ABNORMAL Woman," Arthur MacDonald's latest contribution to the literature of criminology and sociologic investigation, contains a 4-p. bibliography of the subject. (Washington, A. MacDonald, 1895. $1.25.)
BERALDI, H. La reliure du xixe siècle 2e partie. Paris, Conquet, 1895. 239 p. il. 4°. BIBLIOTHECA Philologica classica. Verzeichniss der auf dem gebiete der classischen. Alterthumwissenschaft erschienenen bucher zeitschriften, dissertationen, program-Abhandlungen, aufsatze in zeitschriften und recensionen. Beiblatt zum jahresbericht über die fortschritte der classischen alterthumswissenschaft. Jahrgang 22, 1895. (4. hefte.) Berlin, S. Calvary & Co., 8°. 6 m.
BJORNSON, Bjornstjerne, is the subject of a bibliography, compiled by W: C. Carpenter, in the Bookman for August-September (p. 62-68); it gives biographical particulars as well as a chronological record of his writings, and is illustrated by a portrait.
BREUL, K. Bibliographical guide to the study of the German language and literature. Paris, Hachette, 1895.
HOEPLI, Ulr. Bibliotheca historica italica: centesimo catalogo della libreria antiquaria di U. Hoepli; opere antiche e moderne sulla storia civile, militare, religiosa, artistica e letteraria d'Italia. Parte 1, Storia generale; parte 2, Storia regionale e municipale; appendice 1a, Statuti; appendice 2a, Bibliotheca Sabauda. Milan, U. Hoepli, 1895. 496+56 p. O.
HYPNOTISM is the subject of a brief bibliography covering p. 265-270 of R. H. Vincent's "Elements of hypnotism." (N. Y., Scribner, 1895, D. $1.75.)
JACOB, A. Notes sur les manuscrits grecs palimpsestes de la Bibl. Nationale. Paris, E. Leroux, 1895. 14 p. 8°.
JADART, H. Les débuts de l'imprimerie à Reims et les marques des premiers imprimeurs (1550-1560). Paris, A. Claudin, 1895. 10 fr. LOMBROSO, A. Saggio di una bibliografia ragionata per servire alla storia dell'epoca napoleonica. Fasc. 4. Rome, Modes & Mendel, 1895. 148 p. 8°.
Part 4 covers authors in Be- Ben; among the most important notices are those devoted to Beauchamp, Beauharnais, Benedetti, etc.; errata and additions for parts 3 and 4 are included. LUNDSTEDT, B. Sveriges periodiska litteratur: bibliografi. v. I, 1645-1812. Stockholm, 1895. 8°, 178 p. 6 m.
A careful chronological list; part 2, covering the literature from 1812, is in preparation.
SOCIALISM. An excellent bibliography of socialism is contained in W. Dwight Porter Bliss's "Handbook of Socialism," recently imported by Scribners. (N. Y., Scribner, 1895. $1.25.) VICAIRE, G. Manuel de l'amateur de livres du xixe siècle, 1801-1893: éditions originales; ouvrages ou périodiques illustrés; romantiques; réimpressions critique de textes anciens on classiques; bibliothèques et collections diverse; publications des Sociétés de Bibliophiles de Paris et des départements; curiosités bibliographique. Tome 2, fasc. I. Paris, A. Rouquette, 1895. 192 p. 8°. 2.50 fr.
"Since the issue of Brunet's invaluable ' Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres' in six volumes (1860-65), and its supplement in two volumes (1870-80), no more valuable guide to French literature has been published. It includes a record of original editions, illustrated works, works issued in parts and serially, fiction, new issue of old or classic texts, libraries and collections of a miscellaneous character, publications of the societies of bibliophiles in Paris and the departments of France, bibliographical curiosities, etc. The work is as exhaustive as it has been possible to make it, and includes every imaginable bibliographical detail, even to the description of the color of the original wrappers in which a work may have been published. The first volume covers the letters A-B. The concluding volume will contain a comprehensive author and subject index to the whole work."Pub. Weekly.
WEGWEISER für die elektrotechnische fachliteratur. Schlagwortkatalog der bucher und lehrschriften für elektrotechnik und verwandte gebiete. Leipzig, Hachmeister & Thal, 1895. 52 p. 8°. 50 m.
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