Manual of Descriptive Annotation for Library Catalogues

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1906 - 160 pages
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Page 4 - amusement" or "entertainment," is a diluted form of the power belonging to passion, and also a mixed form; and where threads of direct instruction intermingle in the texture with these threads of power, this absorption of the duality into one representative nuance neutralises the separate perception of either.
Page 14 - It also has the merit of bringing out with great clearness the way in which the new nationalities were evolved out of the confusion resulting from the invasions and the breaking-up of the old empire. The author's religious point of view is the opposite of Gibbon's...
Page 1 - applied to all processes of describing the leading features and ideas of books in a succinct manner, whether by analysis, or criticism, or both together.
Page 97 - ... adopted in which these elisions shall be not merely allowed, but required. It may be possible to increase the number of cataloguing signs. We have now 8^ where we once had octavo, then 8vo. Why not insist upon NY for New York, L. for London, P. for Paris, etc., as a few adventurous libraries have done. Why not make free substitution of commas for words, and leave out articles and prepositions in titles wherever the sense -will still remain gleanable ? 112.
Page 5 - Betsy," imagining it to be another "Cruise of the Midge." 3 To direct the attention of persons not familiar with literature to the best books. The main principles of such annotating are simple. (a) The notes should characterize the best books only; to insert them under every author would only confuse and weary; if few they will arrest attention much better. Dull books and morally bad books should be left in obscurity. Under some of the poorer works which have attained unmerited popularity a brief...
Page 33 - ... special headings. History, Historical fiction, and Travels being grouped under countries, Natural sciences under the special sciences, etc. Lists of periodical literature on kindred subjects follow each division, with references to periodicals in which published. The letters a, b, с in parentheses are attached to most of the titles to show, in a general way, to what class of young readers they are best adapted. The books in Miss Hewins' " Books for the young
Page 98 - ... Part I are devoted to the statement of the genetic problem with reports of the facts of infant life and the methods of investigating them. They also give researches of value for psychology and education. Part II states in general terms the theory of adaptation. Part III presents in detail a genetic view of the progress of mental development in its great stages, Memory, Association, Attention, Thought, Self-consciousness* Volition.
Page 130 - Lambarde, in the same volume, p. 60, also mentions " Abacuk Harman " as being the name of one " of suche of the nobilitie and gentrie, as the Heralds recorded in their visitation in 1574.
Page 71 - Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica ; or, a descriptive Catalogue of a Collection of early English Poetry, in the possession of Longman and Co.
Page 106 - I myself have had some share — on the process of fertilisation and conjugation, brought about a complete revolution in our previous ideas as to the meaning of this process, and further led me to see that the germ-plasm is composed of vital units, each of equal value, but differing in character, containing all the primary constituents of an individual...

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