On the Difficulty of Correct Description of Books

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Blue Sky Press, 1902 - Bibliography - 30 pages
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Page 32 - From the Invention of Printing to the present time ; being Brief Notices of a large Number of Works drawn up from actual inspection.
Page 11 - Editio Secunda" — a wrong description. Thus it appears that the titles of the books themselves may contain the very errors which it is the tendency of bad catalogues to create when they do not exist, and which it is very difficult to avoid, or to correct, even in good ones. This instance is particularly appropriate, for it is of the simplest kind. " It may help to enforce a truism which seems of late years to have been almost entirely lost sight of" — [a gentle mode of expression for vigorously...
Page 4 - ... recent events in France and England will be of some effect in widening the circle within which bibliography is studied, we have nothing to do with them here, though we may cite them as among our encouragements for presenting an article on the subject. Our intention is to show, by instances, to how great an extent inaccurate bibliography prevails, both in the descriptions which are given of books, and in those which they give of themselves.
Page 32 - A SHORT ACCOUNT OF SOME RECENT DISCOVERIES IN ENGLAND AND GERMANY RELATIVE TO THE CONTROVERSY ON THE INVENTION OF FLUXIONS.
Page 32 - A BUDGET OF PARADOXES. By Augustus De Morgan. Reprinted, with the author's additions, from the Athenaeum.
Page 11 - It is not necessary to choose collections of so recondite a character before the opinion we have quoted can be given : if it were, it should then be added that a great public library like that of the Museum...

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