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PREFACE.

The following catalogue contains the titles of the principal books purchased for and presented to the Library during the year 1881. It consists of twelve classified “Monthly Bulletins", a subject index, and an index of authors, anonymous works and collections.

As in the volume for 1880, the classification is simply for convenience, not at all pretending to scientific or bibliographical perfection. As a key to the most recent additions to the Library, it will be found serviceable. Friends of the Public Library will confer a favor if they will kindly communicate to the Librarian the correction of any error they may discover in the BULLETINS, or the autborship of any works treated as anonymous, or the name of any person entered only under ini. tials or under a pseudonym.

CHESTER W. MERRILL,

Librarian.

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PREFACE.

'The following catalogue contains the titles of the principal books purchased for and presented to the Library during the year 1881. It consists of twelve classified “Monthly Bulletins”, a subject index, and an index of authors, anonymous works and collections.

As in the volume for 1880, the classification is simply for convenience, not at all pretending to scientific or bibliographical perfection. As a key to the most recent additions to the Library, it will be found serviceable. Friends of the Public Library will confer a favor if they will kindly communicate to the Librarian the correction of any error they may discover in the BULLETINS, or the authorship of any works treated as anonymous, or the name of any person entered only under ini. tials or under a pseudonym.

CHESTER W. MERRILL,

Librarian.

NOTES AND NOTICES.

The following catalogues are now for sale :

The general catalogue of 1871 (xii +-644 pages.)
Price reduced to . . . . $1.00.

The following is a list of the principal abbreviations of places of publication found in the Bulletins:

Albany.

Alb.
Alex.
Altenb.
Amster.
And.
Ant.
Asch.
Augsb.
Balt.
Bas.
Ber.
Biele.

Bir.

Catalogues published since 1876 : 1. Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene (Public and Private),

Botany, Chemistry, Microscopy and Physics. (ivt 64 pages.) .

. Price 20 cents. 2. Bulletin of Books in the various Departments of Literature and Science added during 1878. (iv +1965 pages.)

Price 50 cents. 3. Bulletin of Books in the various departments of Literature and Science added during 1879. (viii + 292 pages.)

Price 75 cents. 4. Bulletin of Books in the various departments of Literature and Science added during 1880. (viji +307 pages.)

Price 75 cents. 5. Bulletin of Books in the various departments of Literature and Science added during 1881. (viii+217 pages.)

Price 50 cents. 6. Catalogue of the Columbia Branch Library. (ii+ 20 pages.) .

. . Price 10 cents. 7. Catalogue of the Cumminsville Branch Library. liit 22 pages.) .

Price 10 cents. 8. Dramas and Dramatic Poems. (192 pages) Price 50 cents. 2. English Prose Fiction. (vi+248 pages.) Price 45 cents. 10. French Prose Fiction. Catalogue des Contes, Nouvelles et

Romans français.) (iv +36 pages.) Price 20 cents. 11. German Prose Fiction. (Katalog und Inhaltsverzeichniss

der Bücher in deutscher Sprache, welche in das Gebiet der prosaischen Dichtung gehören. (iv +108 pages.)

Price 30 cents. 12. Index to the Present Location of the Books included in the printed catalogue of 1871. (352 pages.)

Price 25 cents. 13. List of Periodicals and Newspapers currently received. (16 pages.) .

Price 5 cents. 14. Subject Index to the Location of Books and Pamphlets. (ii+62 pages.) ,

. Price 20 cents. 15. Temporary list of Medical Periodicals, belonging prin

cipally to the Mussey Medical and Scientific Library.

(48 pages.) . . . . . Price 15 cents. The above 15 catalogues (1932 pages). Price $5.00

Blanken.
Bol.
Bost.
Brand.
Braun.
Brem.
Bres.
Brook.
Brux.
Buff.
Camb.
Caris.
Cass.

Char.

Alexandria.
Altenburg.
Amsterdam.
Andover (Mass.)
Antwerpen.
Aschaffenburg
Augsburg
Baltimore.
Basel.
Berlin.
Bielefeld.
Birmingham (Engl.)
Blankenburg.
Bologna.
Boston (Mass.)
Brandenburg.
Braunschweig.
Breinen.
Breslau.
Brooklyn (N. Y.)
Bruxelles.
Buffalo (N. Y.)
Cambridge.
Carlsruhe.
Cassel.
Charleston (S. C.)
Chicago.
Cincinnati.
Cleveland (0.)
Columbus (0.)
Cöthen.
Darmstadt.
Davenport (Iowa.)
Dayton (0.)
Dorchester.
Dresden.
Dublin.
Duisburg
Düsseldorf.
Edinburgh.
Eisenach.
Eisleben.
Elberfeld.
Erfurt.
Erlangen.
Exeter (N. H.)
Frankfurt am Main.
Frauenfeld.
Freiburg.
Freiburg im Breisgau.

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