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factories. Y.M.C.A., etc., accompanied by a slip calling attention to them, and furnishing a little more detailed information about the library, it is hoped to increase the membership and circulation.

SYRACUSE (N.Y.): Central Library.- At a meeting of the Library Commissioners recently it was decided to establish library stations in each fire-engine house in the city. It is hoped to extend the station system later so as to include the large engine works, factories and similar manufacturing establishments.

UTAH : Travelling Libraries in.-A report on the travelling library work conducted by the women's clubs of Utah was presented at a recent club federation meeting. It was stated that three travelling libraries were in use, and that applications had been received from many sparsely settled districts. Two more libraries are to be established.

WASHINGTON: Capitol. - An explosion followed by fire caused much damage and threatened general destruction in the Capitol on 6th November. The explosion occurred directly under the Supreme Court room, which was badly wrecked. The file room, in which the official records and documents were stored, suffered severely, and the extent of the loss has not yet been fully stated. The law library was damaged by smoke, fire and water, but the loss is not serious. It is estimated at about $1500, and the books injured were chiefly textbooks and commentaries, which can be easily replaced. The valuable Toner collection and the more important sections of the library were unharmed.

WASHINGTON : Congressional Library.- For the first time in its history the library was opened to readers in the evening on Saturday, ist October. The evening opening is in accordance with the Act of Congress, approved 15th March last, when appropriation was made for the additional expense thus entailed. The new departure has proved entirely successful. On the first evening the beautiful building was thronged, and the number of readers was larger than is usual during the day; in all about 1500 persons visited the library. An exhibit of rare and valuable books, prepared by A. R. Spofford, is now displayed in the north-west gallery of the library building. It includes fine examples of early printed books, early Spanish and West Indian books and maps, manuscripts, missals, and an interesting collection of Americana.


The BUREAU BiblioGRAPHIQUE, which was established in Paris in the early part of last year, is justifying its existence by the issue of a set of rules for securing uniformity in the compilation of bibliographical notices, to serve as a guide to those who may be called upon to cooperate in the preparation of the Bibliographia Universalis.

The forthcoming volume of Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion will include among other papers one by J. H. Davies on Early Welsh Bibliography, which will be illustrated with facsimile reproductions of the title pages of several of the earliest printed Welsh books.

By far the most important contribution that has yet been made to the bibliography of Welsh literature is the Catalogue of the books contained in the Welsh department of the Cardiff Fru Library, compiled by John Ballinger and James Ifano Jones, which has just been issued. It is a volume of some 500 closely-printed pages, in which the titles of upwards of 12,000 works are recorded. Its preparation must have entailed a prodigious amount of labour, and we most heartily congratulate the compilers upon the completion of their task. A review of the catalogue will appear in an early number of the Record.

We know of no more striking illustrations of the growth and development of London than that which the Post Office London Directory furnishes. The first directory, which was issued in the year 1677, was a modest, unassuming, even despicable little volume when compared with the proportions of the current issue of Kelly, with its 3000 and odd pages. One shudders to think what it will be like in another 250 years. Happily none of us will have occasion to consult it! Striking as is the contrast which we have drawn, the growth of the work has been slow and almost imperceptible, hence it would be in the highest degree interesting to be able to trace that growth through all the various stages of its development. Mr. Bernard Kettle of the Guildhall Library, with a view to satisfying our curiosity, is collecting material for a " Bibliography of the London Directories," and will be grateful for any information bearing upon the history of his subject; or as to the present location of copies of the earlier issues. We wish Mr. Kettle success in his undertaking, and shall look forward to the pleasure of reviewing his handiwork.

GENERAL.-Stein (Henri). "Manuel de Bibliographie

générale : Bibliotheca bibliographica nova”. Paris,
Picard et fils, 1898. 8vo, pp. xx., 895.

Supersedes both Petzholdt and Vallée, and in spite of its many shortcomings is of the utmost utility and merit. ITALY.-OTTINO (G.) e FUMAGALLI (G.). “ Bibliotheca

bibliographica Italica : Catalogo degli scritti di bibliologia, bibliografia e biblioteconomia pubblicati in Italia e di quelli risguardanti l'Italia pubblicati all'estero." Secondo supplemento annuale, 1896, per cura di Giuseppe Ottino. Torino, Carlo Clausen, 1897.

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A supplement to Prof. Vison's work which deservedly has been
Couronné par l'Institut. He describes some ninety Basque works which
have appeared since 1891, and notes 300 works as well as journals and
reviews in which reference has been made to Basque or the Basques.
BERMUDA.-COLE (George Watson). “Bermuda in periodi-

cal literature: a bibliography" [Xo. 2 of the Bulletin of
Bibliography Pamphlets). Boston (C.S.), Boston Book
Co., 1898. 32mo. pp. 25.

Some 200 titles are included in this diminutive list, most of which
are accompanied by detailed explanatory nutes.
BLIND, Books for the.-RUTHERFORD (John). “William

Moon and his work for the blind." London, Hodder &
Stoughton, 1898. Sm. 8vo, pp. vii., 280.

Pages 270-280 contain a classified list of works published in Dr.
Moon's type for the blind.
COLONIAL COMMERCE.-LORD (Eleanor Louisa). “ In-

dustrial experiments in the British colonies of North
America." Baltimore, John Hopkins Press, 1898.
8vo, pp. X., 154.

Contains 4 pp. of bibliography.
CRETE.-PICKFORD-SMITH (R.A.H.). "Cretan Sketches."

London, Bentley & Son, 1898. 8vo. pp. 270.

Contains a 7 pp. annotated list of works upon Crete, comprising
seventy-six titles.
CROSS.SEYMOUR (W. Wood). "The Cross in tradition,

history and art." New York, Putnam, 1898.

Includes a bibliography of the subject occupying 10 pages.

notice bibliographique sur la question d'Orient Euro-
péen," 1821-1897. Bruxelles, Lacomblez, 1897. Svo,
Pp. 327.

This list comprises 2142 works published in France and Belgium
relating to the principal events connected with the Eastern Question in
Europe, between 1821, the date of the first insurrection in Greece and
the year 1897. The arrangement is chronological with an index of
authors, anonyms and pseudonyms.

SINGER (Hans W.) and STRANG (Wm.). “Etching,
engraving and other methods of printing pictures.
London, Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1897. Sm. 4to.

Pp. 188-221 are devoted to a bibliography of English, French and
German works which treat of artistic and mechanical process of illus-
trations. The arrangement is chronological, with an alphabetical list
of authors.

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