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Patent Office Library: Subject Lists.
WORKS ON THE FINI
(excluding PHOTO-MECHANICAL PRINTING
PRINTED FOR HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE,
GENERAL PREFACE TO NEW SERIES.
The New Series of Subject Lists issued as guides to the contents of the Library preserves the same form and general arrangement as the former one, with the following addition, viz., that the headings contain certain marks indicating the location of classes of books in the Library.
These marks consist of two divisions-(a) the class-mark, which in the general alphabet follows the heading; (b) the individual or work-mark, which is prefixed to the entry of the work. (a) The class-mark consists of a combination of the letters of the double alphabet AA-ZZ and the numerals 00–99, and the relative position of a class of books in the library is determined by the sequence of the marks, cf. Key, pp. 210-44. (b) To determine the place of a book in a class a further mark, known as the "work-mark," has to be given. In the new Library classification the order of books in a class is chronological. Hence the addition of the date mark (abbreviated by the omission of the numeral in the fourth place, e.g., 888=1888) defines with sufficient accuracy the place of an individual work. English Language: Dictionaries. AA 37
888 Murray, Sir J. A. H. A new English dictionary on historical principles. Oxford, 1888, etc. 4°.
In case of two works in the same class published in the same year their arrangement is alphabetical.
The value of chronological order in the final arrangement of entries under subject headings and in shelf arrangement I will be evident to those trained in the methods of historical research. The order enables a student to select. his own period of study, to trace the history of a subject from its source to its final development in the latest treatise, which of course is always to be found at the end of the class in question. The arrangement has the further advantage that it enables a class to be divided, and the less frequently consulted portion to be removed to another part of the building without detriment to the searcher, who is informed by the sectional class catalogues as to the resources of the Library in a given subject.
Typography.-Entries under headings are of two kinds, distinguished respectively by Clarendon and Italic openings. The former are monographs or works, the subject matter of
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which is wholly or mainly covered by the definition of the heading; and these works will be found under the classmark of their heading. The latter are in the nature of references to works, generally of a composite nature, certain chapters or sections of which alone relate to the heading under which the reference appears. The reference and class-mark to these analytical entries are printed in Clarendon at the end of the entry, e.g. :
Decoration and Ornament (Principles of Design). BN 55 905 Grosse, E. Der Gold-und Farbendruck, etc. Nebst Anhang [pp. 161-245.] Grundzüge der Farbenlehre und Ornamentik. 2te Aufl. Wien. sm. 8°. BZ 75: 906 Glazier, R. A manual of historic ornament. 2nd ed. Lond. 1906. 8°. 172 pp. 1 pl.
The most convenient order of search will generally be to consult the monographs first, and to take the references next in the order of their classification.
Size marks. In case of books over a certain size, economy of space and other considerations require their separate shelving. Four divisions of size have been made; the octavo (for books under 12 inches), quarto (between 12 and 17 inches), folio (between 17 and 24 inches), and oblong (over 24 inches). The three last divisions are distinguished by the following marks placed against the "work-mark.”
| representing the quarto series.
works shelved horizontally.
(x)=Theses or academical dissertations.
The greater portion of this literature is shelved in boxes at the end of their respective classes.
In other respects the rules for using the subject lists remain unaltered. Specific information should be looked for under specific headings, but these headings must not be accepted as representing the entire resources of the Library in a particular subject. Where further information is required, the searcher should refer to the Key to the Classification at the end of each volume, where the headings are arranged in their class order, and their relationship to other classes shown by their position in the classification and by references.
W. TEMPLE FRANKS.
WORKS ON THE
AND GRAPHIC ARTS
(excluding PHOTO-MECHANICAL PRINTING AND
Addressing Machines (Trade Catalogues) BY 60 y 910 Addressograph (1910), Ltd. Lond. The Addressograph. 1910. 8°. 36 pp.
Aesthetics. BM 01
715 Crousaz, J. P. de. Traité du beau. Amst. 1715. sm. 8°. 320 pp. 4 pl.
754 Hogarth, W. Zergliederung der Schönheit, die schwankenden Begriffe von dem Geschmack festzusetzen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von C. Mylius. Verbesserter... Abdruck. Berl. 1754. 4°. 148 pp.
768 Essay upon prints, containing remarks on the principles of picturesque beauty, etc. [By W. Gilpin.] pp. 1-45. 2nd ed. Lond. 8°. 272 pp. BT 41:
792 Gilpin, W. Three essays on
picturesque beauty, picturesque travel, etc. Lond. 1792. 8°. 156 pp.
794 Price, Sir U. An essay on the picturesque, as compared with the sublime and beautiful, etc. Lond. 1794. 8°. 304 pp.
A letter to H. Repton, on the application of the practice as well as the principles of landscapepainting to landscape gardening; intended as a supplement to the "Essay on the picturesque." Lond. 1795. 8°. 176 pp.