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The present volume comprises the additions to the Library of the Patent Office from May 1, 1878, to May 1, 1883, about 12,000 volumes, making the total number of volumes, including pamphlets, 40,000.
Several duplicate sets of foreign patents have been added, especially those of France, Germany, Belgium, and Italy, and English subject-matter indexes to them, have been prepared; and it is hoped that very soon the duplicates will be so perfect that complete files of all foreign patents will remain in the Library aside from those in the examiners' rooms.
A very large increase has been made in the number of periodicals, and especially those devoted to the industrial arts, the list now amounting to over five hundred.
It will be noticed that during the five years since the last Catalogue was issued the Library has nearly doubled in extent, and probably more than that in value; the selections having been made with more care and system and with special reference to the work in the Office. This gratifying result has been made possible by a specific annual appropriation for the purchase of books, contemplated by law in founding the Library, but not fully carried into effect until 1878, when the amount was fixed at $5,000.
The general plan of the former Catalogue has been followed for the sake of uniformity, both in the arrangement and printing, though the proportion of subject-matter entries has been largely increased.
As a repertory of industrial literature and applied science in general, this Library may now, perhaps, compete with any other of its kind, although further improvement is to be expected in the completeness of its collection, and better methods of indexing to make the mass of information gathered, more accessible to the Office and the public.
LIBRARY UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE, June 30, 1883.
The types used are as follows:
Authors, full-face, as: Aaron, Charles H.
First-word entry, biography, editors, manufacturers' catalogues, and ordinary references in antique, as: Accessory art, etc.; Panizzi, Anthony. Life of. See Fagan, L.; Fleming, W. Vocab. philos. Ed. by; Bradley and Smith. Trade price-list, etc.
Subjects, antique caps, as: ACIDS.
Geographical names and references, Roman small caps, as: ALPS. See MISSOURI. Iron ores of.
References to volumes in a set, first word in antique, without the word See, as: Smithsn. contrib., v. 9.
FIRST SUPPLEMENT, 1878-1882.
A., A. Introduction to the study of painted glass. 120. London and Oxford, 1878. pp. 7+80.
AACHEN. Königl. rheinisch - westfälische technische Hochschule. Erster Nachtrag, Katalog der Bibliothek. 1872 bis 1878. 80. Aachen, 1879.
Aaron, Charles H. Practical treatise on testing and working silver ores. 169. San Francisco, 1876. pp. 114.
Abbot, Henry L. Report upon experiments and investigations to develop a system of submarine mines for defending
the harbors of the United States. Sub
mitted to the board of engineers by. Illus. 4°. Washington, 1881. pp. 444. See UNITED STATES. War department. Bureau of engineers. Professional papers, etc., No. 23.
Siege artillery in the campaigns against Richmond, with notes on the 15-inch gun, including an algebraic analysis of the trajectory of a shot in its ricochets upon smooth water. Illus. 8°. New York, 1868. pp. 183. See UNITED STATES. War department. Bureau of engineers. Professional papers, No. 14. Abbott, Austin. The legal remembrancer, containing concise statements of the law as it now is, on subjects of general importance, particularly adapted to the State of New York. Ed. by. 129. New York, 1871. pp. 288. Abbott, Benj. Vaughn. Dictionary of terms and phrases used in American or English jurisprudence. 2v. 8°. Boston, 1879. pp. 43+ 680; 738.
Abbott, John. Exposition of the principles of Abbott's hydraulic engine, with tables and engravings: an illustration of the power of wheels heretofore used. 8°. Boston, 1835. pp. 132.
Abbott, John Loraine. The home-book of wonders in nature, science, and art; a description of the wonderful phenomena of nature and the achievements of science and art. Illus. 8°. Hartford, 1870. pp.816. Abbott, W. H. The management of grassland. Ed. by. See Roland, Arthur. A. B. C. (The) of bee culture. See Root, A. I.
(The) universal commercial electric telegraphic code. See Clauson-Thue, W.
Abel, F. A. Modern history of gunpowder. Science lectures for the people, series 10. Aberdeen, George, Earl of. Inquiry into the principles of beauty in Grecian architecture; with an historical view of the rise and progress of the art in Greece. Extracted from Wilkin's translation of Vitruvius, to which it is an introduction. 12. London, 1860. pp. 8+110+16+32. Weale's series, No. 130.
Abernathey, R. James. Practical hints on mill building. Illus. 8°. London, 1880. pp. 298.
Ablett, William H. Arboriculture for amateurs; being instructions for the planting and cultivation of trees for ornament or use, and selections and descriptions of those suited to special requirements as to soil, situation, etc. Illus. 120. London, n. d. Amateur series, v. 6. pp. 120.
Ed. by. See Ro
Dairy farming. land, A.
English trees and tree-planting. 8°. London, 1880. pp. 9+434.
Reminiscences of an old draper. 16°. London, 1876. pp. 237.
Abney, Capt. Photography. South Kensington Museum. Science lectures, v. 1.
casualties, etc. See Hints. Etiology, pathology, and treatment of. See Howe, J. W.
Home nursing, and how to help in cases of. See Benton, S.
Abney, W. de. Wiveleslie. The practical ACOUSTICS-continued.
working of the gelatine emulsion process. Illus. 120. London, 1880. pp. 82.
Treatise on photography. Illus. 16°. New York, 1878. Text-books of science,
v. 14. pp. 326.
ABSTINENCE, Total. See Richardson,
etc. See Helmholtz, H.
Abuse (The) of the steam jacket. See
See Broadhouse, J.
ACADEMIES. Die Forstschule in Hohen-
Theoretical. See Donkin, W. T.
Accessory art. Original and suggestive
library of wonders, v. 14. ACTINISM. What is it? Half-hour recreations in pop. sc., 1st ser.
and sickness, Guide in. See First ACTINOLOGY. Sea-anemones; or, tanks help. and their inhabitants. See Sea-anemones. ACTINOMETRY. Actinométrie.
Radau, R. Actuals. scients., 64. Acton, William. The functions and disorders of the reproductive organs in childhood, youth, adult age, and advanced life considered in their physiological, social, and moral relations. 6th ed. Illus. 8°. Philadelphia, 1875. pp. 266. Actual lateral pressure of earthwork. See Baker, B. Van Nostrand's sc. ser., No. 56.
in mines. See Bagot, Alan.
on railroads. See Adams, C. F. railroad. See Turnbull, Lawrence, and McRea, Wm. C.
or poisoning. What to do first. See Dulles, C. W.
A. D. ACCLIMATION. Bulletin de la société d'acclimatation. See PARIS (1st Cat.) ACIDS and salts, Chromic. Reactionen der Chromsäure und der Chromate. See Perwolf, E.
- Mineral. Die Mineralsäuren. See Pick, S. Chem.-Tech. Bib.; B. 56. Ackland, Henry W., Stokes, W., and others. Medicine in modern times, or discourses delivered at a meeting of the British Medical Association at Oxford. With a report on mercury, by Dr. Hughes Bennett. 120. London, 1869. pp. 255 +6. ACOUSTICS, electricity, magnetism. See Lardner, D. Hand-book of nat. phil.,
Elementary treatise on. See Foster, J. in connection with ventilation, Treatise on. See Saeltzer, A.
in relation to architecture and building. See Smith, T. R. Weale's series, No. 116.
light and heat. nam's advanced sc. See Lees, W. sc. ser., v. 8.
See Lees, W. Putser., v. 8.
See Piper, Thomas W.
Mechanism of the ossicles of the ear,
Railway signals and. See Dawnay, Actualités scientifiques. Illus. 1re sér., t. 1-85; 2e sér., t. 1-6 Paris, 1866-81.