Literature of Libraries in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Issue 4

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John Cotton Dana, Henry Watson Kent
A.C. McClurg, 1906 - Library science
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Page 40 - ... It will keep all that Money in the Kingdom, which now goes out for buying of Books and Paper. 3. It will encourage young Men to follow their Studies in their own Countrey, and thereby prevent their spending their Fortunes Abroad, and many other considerable Inconveniencies that young Men are exposed unto in strange Countreys. 4. It will allure and provoke Gentlemen to bestow their spare Hours in reading of new Books, which may prove a good Means to restrain them from Gaming and Drinking, by preventing...
Page 75 - A [ssembly] doth whenever it meeteth for promoting the interests of the Gospel in the Highlands'—at this time started a scheme for ' erecting a library in every presbytery, or at least county, in the Highlands.
Page 47 - Another tract, dated 1702, and entitled " a copy of a letter anent a project for erecting a library in every presbytery or at least county in the Highlands ; from a reverend minister of the Scots nation, now in England,
Page 23 - It will be convenient that all the Bibliothicks in the Kingdom observe the same method of ranking and placeing their Books : which method may be to rank the Books according to their name and number, in the general Catalogue, which name and number must be written upon a piece of paper, and battered to the back of the Book, or to some leaf of it, that it may be easiely seen and read, by any person that comes into the Bibliothick, that so Ministers or Students, when they shall happen to remove from...
Page 20 - The keeper of the Bibleotheck, who may be the Reader or School-master of the Paroch, must find caution to the Minister and Heretors, to be faithful in keeping the Books, and in preserving them from all inconveniencies; and he shall not lend out any Book but to an Heretor of the Paroch, or to a Minister of the Presbyterie, or to such persons residing within the Paroch as shall find sufficient caution for all the Books they get out of the Library, and he shall take obligations from them all, that they...
Page 3 - And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under the heavens; this sore travail hath God given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.
Page 41 - For 1. We shall not only be the first and the only Nation for a while, that shall have this regular and useful plenty of Books. But 2. Hereby all sorts of Learning will mightily encrease and flourish amongst us, and though we be not a great or a rich People, yet we may be a wise and a learned People. Yea further, these Libraries in two or three hundred years will be so full and compleat, that the Most Famous and Magnificent Libraries in the World, shall not outdo the meanest Library in any Paroch...
Page 39 - For 1. It will be a considerable Manufactory, and will Maintain many People at Work. 2. It will keep all that Money in the Kingdom, which now goes out for buying of Books and Paper. 3. It will encourage young Men to follow their Studies in their own Countrey, and thereby prevent their spending their Fortunes Abroad, and many other considerable Inconveniencies that young Men are exposed unto in strange Countreys. 4. It will allure and provoke Gentlemen to bestow their spare Hours in reading of new...
Page 67 - That he who borrows any book, consign a fourth part more than the real value of it; thereby to prevent the turning the Libraries into Book-sellers' shops." 8. "Besides, the borrower of any treatise ought to enter his name into a book of the Library to be provided for that purpose, together with the time in which he is to restore it, upon pain of forfeiting the money consigned. This seems likeways needful to prevent the embezelling of the books.

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