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Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Drawings in the British Museum (Natural History)


    THE Library of the British Museum of Natural History is probably one of the most complete, and certainly one of the most important, libraries of works on natural history in the world. The publication of a catalogue of its contents has been of immense service to scientific workers, who find in it a valuable guide to the literature of their subject and a wealth of bibliographical detail which is of the greatest value in settling vexed questions of priority and ensuring accuracy of reference. The first half of the supplement to the main catalogue has now been issued and serves to give some idea of the natural growth of this splendid library. Like the preceding volumes, it has been prepared by Mr. B. B. Woodward with the same meticulous care and accuracy, and includes as before the results of much bibliographical research by the author and Mr. C. D. Sherborn. The 48 pages of “Addenda and Corrigenda” to the main catalogue consist almost entirely of additional bibliographical information which has accumulated since the catalogue was published.

    Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Drawings in the British Museum (Natural History).

    Vol. 6. Supplement: A-1. Pp. iv + 511 + 48. (London: British Museum (Natural History), 1922.) 2l. 15s.

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