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General Bibliographies 141 VI. Special Bibliographies 160 VII. Publishing Societies 184 VIII. Child's Library 217 IX. One Hundred Books 227 HOW TO FORM A LIBRARY. Introduction. Although there can be little difference of opinion among book lovers as to the need of a Handbook which shall answer satisfactorily the question—"How to Form a Library"—it does not follow that there will be a like agreement as to the best shape in which to put the answer. On the one side a string of generalities can be of no use to any one, and on the other a too great particularity of instruction may be resented by those who only require hints on a few points, and feel that they know their own business better than any author can tell them.
135.  Edwards, Libraries and Founders, p. 142.  Libraries and Founders of Libraries, p. 95. CHAPTER II. How to Buy. A discussion has arisen lately in bibliographical journals as to how best to supply libraries with their books, the main principle agreed upon being that it is the duty of the librarian to buy his books as cheaply as possible. Some of these views are stated by Mr. R. Tedder in a letter printed in the Library Chronicle for July, 1884 (vol. i. p. 120). It appears that Professor Dziatzko contends that the books should always be bought as cheaply as possible, but that Dr.
5 vols. 12mo. The Works of Sir William Temple. 4 vols. 8vo. The Works of Jonathan Swift. 24 vols. 12mo. Dr. Johnson recommended the following list of books to the Rev. Mr. Astle, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, as a good working collection:— Rollin's Ancient History. Universal History (Ancient). Puffendorf's Introduction to History. Vertot's History of the Knights of Malta. Vertot's Revolutions of Portugal. Vertot's Revolutions of Sweden. Carte's History of England. Present State of England. Geographical Grammar.
How to Form a Library, 2nd Ed by Henry Benjamin Wheatley