The Service of Unified Knowledge

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    JUST a century ago the library of that mighty J book hunter, Richard Heber, came under the auctioneer's hammer, and two hundred and two working days were consumed in dispersing a hundred and twenty thousand volumes—a noble collection which yet did not represent more than a fragment of that portion of the world's thought heretofore collected between the covers of printed books.

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    The Service of Unified Knowledge. Nature 138, 899–900 (1936). https://doi.org/10.1038/138899a0

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