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Prospectus of the Second Series of Classes-Session 1899.
The Committee has pleasure in announcing that arrangements have been made for courses of lectures, etc., as follows:
1. ELEMENTARY BIBLIOGRAPHY, by Mr. Henry Guppy Sion College), on Wednesdays at 3:30 P.M., at 20 Hanover Square, W., commencing on Wednesday, 1st February, 1899. (Ten lectures.)
SYLLABUS. 1. INTRODUCTORY: The librarian and his qualifications. The science of
bibliography and what it embraces. 2. Books OF THE ANCIENTS: The term "book". The history of writing
and the ancestry of the English alphabet. Materials and methods
employed by the ancients for the transmission of knowledge. 3. MANUSCRIPTS, 1: Characteristic features which serve as guides to age.
Materials : papyrus, parchment, paper. Forms of MSS. and modern
terminology of books. 4. MANUSCRIPTS, 2 : Illuminations. The care, collation and cataloguing
of MSS. Scribes and their ways: the causes of divergent readings
in biblical and classical texts. 5. PRINTED Books, 1: Steps towards the invention of typography.
Block printing. Printing from movable types. The spread of the art in various countries. The collation and cataloguing of early printed
books. 6. PRINTED Books, 2: Rare and curious books: privately printed, pro
hibited and suppressed, anonymous and pseudonymous, etc. 7. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL Aids: Bibliography of bibliography. General biblio.
graphy. National bibliography. Subject bibliography, etc. 8. How TO HELP READERS. 9. CLASSIFICATION OF LITERATURE: A glance at the various systems. 10. RECAPITULATION of the course.
2. CATALOGUING AS SUITABLE FOR FREE Public LIBRARIES, by Mr. F. J. Burgoyne (Lambeth Public Libraries), on Wednesdays at 5 P.M., at 20 Hanover Square, W., commencing Wednesday, 1st February, 1899. (Ten lectures and demonstrations.)
3. LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE, by Mr. Henry D. Roberts (St. Saviour's Public Library), on Thursdays at 3:30 P.M., at 20 Hanover Square, W., commencing on Thursday, 2nd February, 1899. (Ten lectures.)
subject, without going into very great detail. The following points,
official books; compilation of statistics and reports. 4. SUBJECT CATALOGUING (Dictionary and Classified) for Public Libraries, by Mr. J. Henry Quinn (Chelsea Public Libraries), on Thursdays at 5 P.m., at 20 Hanover Square, W., commencing Thursday, 2nd February, 1899. (Six demonstrations.)
5. Public LIBRARY LEGISLATION, by Mr. Cecil T. Davis (Wandsworth Public Library), on Fridays at 3:30 P.M., at 20 Hanover Square, W., commencing on Friday, 3rd February, 1899. (Six Lectures.)
SYLLABUS. 1. History. 2. The Act of 1892, and the Acts amending the same. 4. Acts which incidently relate to Library work. 5. The Acts and provisions of Acts which relate to Scotland. 6. The Acts and provisions of Acts which relate to Ireland and Wales.
HE absence of some ready medium for advertising
duplicates for exchange has been often deplored, and it has occurred to us that the usefulness of our journal might be considerably increased by the opening up of a column for that purpose. There is no reason why the column should not be made to serve a double purpose by including lists of books wanted.
Librarians who may be unable through the ordinary channels to meet with any books or volumes of which they are in want, are invited to furnish full particulars, with their name and address attached, for insertion“ free of cost ".
Trade announcements will not, for the present, be admitted into this column.
Any reports previous to 1894.
Council,” 31st March, 1890.
H. GUPPY, Sion College, Victoria Embankment, London, E.C.--
and the Church," etc.
relating to English Topography.” "Library Journal," August, 1894. Halkett and Laing. “Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous
literature." Wilson (Lea). Bibles, testaments, etc., in his collection. London,
Browning Society's Papers, parts 1, 3, 5, 7