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Museum, or the Catalorut of th* Carton Exhibition, 1877, as the writer of the article has relied too much on discredited authorities. When all is said in depreciation, much may be learned from the article. • • * IT is frequently possible for a library assistant to pick up for an old song a more or less damaged early printed book of the sixteenth century which exhibits some of the peculiarities of much earlier books, t.g., with leaves (not pages) numbered ; with a very limited stock of
more » ... n types ; with abbreviated words ; or with blanks for painting-in initial letters. For a very few shillings an intelligent library assistant may acquire a little collection of " sixteeners," illustrating (in late survivals) most of the points in early typography. Let me commend the practice of book-stall hunting, with this in view, to all who desire to make progress in bibliography. Not long ago we bought a copy of Virgil's Georgics, with commentary not far from perfect, printed by Anthony CaylJant at Paris in 1492, which presents some interesting departures from the edition with the same colophon described by Mr. Copinger in his latest publication. # • # As yet we have not been much troubled with letters from assistants. Is it too much to ask librarians in charge of large or small libraries to bring this column under the notice of the separate members of their staffs, as well as the Editor's offer to assistants on page 337 of voL vil ? LIBRARY ASSISTANTS' ASSOCIATION. A MEETING of the Library Assistants' Association was held at Battersea Public Library on Wednesday, December 4th, when Mr. Hobson, an ex-Commissioner of Hampstead Public Libraries, delivered an interesting and instructive address on " The Opportunities of a London Library. Mr. Inkster presided. The lecturer endeavoured to illustrate the special ways in which London libraries might be made more useful to the inhabitants. He thought '* would be better if parishes joined together, and instead of each having a small reference library, they had one large central reference library for the district. At present, the first five or six thousand books could be found duplicated in most libraries, and difficulty was experienced in consulting the others. He also emphasised the desirability of collecting and exhibiting local prints, and holding exhibitions of books. At the conclusion a short discussion followed, in which Messrs. Inkster, Peddie, Carter and Ogle took part. Votes of thanks were accorded to Mr. Hobson for his excellent address, and to Mr. Inkster for having presided. F. M. R. notice to Subscribers. THE LIBRARY is now published at the Library Bureau, 10, Bloomsbury Street, W.C., where all orders should be sent It can be obtained through Messrs. Simpkin, Marshall and other trade channels as formerly', but it will be more convenient to send all orders direct to the Library Bureau.
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