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A Book For All Readers

Auhtor: Ainsworth Rand Spofford

Language: english
Published: 1900

Genres:

non fiction
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Review by Chandler, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Book For All Readers':

... can the line be drawn between the good and improving novels, and novels which are neither good nor improving. This involves something more than the moral ...
... approves or amends the Librarian's recommendations, at its discretion but expensive works are referred to the whole board for determination. In the ...
... or signatures, where they are stuck together at the back by adhesive glue or paste, the knife is first used to cut the thread in the grooves, where ...
... library, will use them in binding books that are to possess permanent value in personal or public use. True economy lies in employing the best description ...
... is frequently in evidence. Georgetown College library once sent me a specimen of the insect, which was found alive in one of its volumes, but the united ...
... involved. But it may be said in general that the average cost of book-page facsimiles by photographic process need not exceed one dollar a page. An ...
... all those ephemeral publications, which, if not thus preserved contemporaneously with their issue, will disappear utterly, and elude the search of future ...
... analytical, to this great English thesaurus of information-an index ten times more copious, and therefore more useful to the student, than the meagre ...
... reading of infinite periodicals, it tends rather to dissipate the time and the attention than to inform and strengthen the mind. In libraries ...
... the acquirement of real knowledge. The mind that is fed upon a diet of morning and evening newspapers, mainly or solely, will become flabby, uncertain, ...
... of time in library hours will be found a prime necessity. I have dwelt elsewhere upon the importance of choosing the shortest methods in every piece ...
... century, was a founder of libraries, and is said to have placed over the doors this inscription: Alii quidem equos amant, alii oves, alii feros mihi ...
... nothing but a tinder-box that invites the flames. In general, two stories is a sufficient height for library buildings, except in those of the largest ...
... service on which its usefulness depends. The librarian cannot keep a training school for inexperts: he has no time for this, and he indispensably needs ...
... as ever. Every now and then a body of savans or a convention of librarians wrestles with it, and perhaps votes upon it,. And by decision more embroils ...
... that a complete set costs about 70. One learns with surprise that only about forty copies have been subscribed for. This furnishes another evidence ...
... or called Sir Walter slow. We did not care the worst to hear of human sty or den We liked to love a little bit, and trust our fellow-men. The old books, ...
... in all these cases. Of some books, only five to ten copies have been printed, or else, out of fifty or more printed, all but a very few have been ...
... industry have we got such aids to research as to the existence of American publications, as Haven's Catalogue of American publications prior to ...
... 21, 281 Documents (U. S. public) catalogues, 492 Dogs-earing books, 114 Dont's, list of proper warnings, 134 Duplicates in libraries, 31, 167-168 Durrie ...