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How to Form a Library, 2nd ed

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,065 / 148 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.8
LoC Category: Z
Downloads: 737
Added to site: 2009.11.10
mnybks.net#: 25754
Origin: gutenberg.org

Introduction -- How men have formed libraries -- How to buy -- Public libraries -- Private libraries -- General bibliographies -- Special bibliographies -- Publishing societies -- Child's library -- One hundred books.

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>The Works of the English Poets, by Sam. Johnson. 68 vols. 12mo.

A Collection of Poems, by Dodsley, Pearch, and Mendez. 11 vols. 12mo.

A Select Collection of Poems, by J. Nichols. 8 vols. 12mo.

Shakespeare's Plays, by Steevens.

OEuvres de Destouches. 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. Prideaux's Connection. Nelson's Feasts and Fasts. Duty of Man. Gentleman's Religion. Clarendon's History. Watts's Improvement of the Mind. Watts's Logick. Nature Displayed. Lowth's English Grammar. Black

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