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The Book-Lover's Library.

Edited by
Henry B. Wheatley, F.S.A.

HOW

TO FORM A LIBRARY

H. B. WHEATLEY, F.S.A.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON

ELLIOT STOCK, 62 PATERNOSTER ROW
1886

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PREFACE.

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T "will be generally allowed that a handy guide to the formation of libraries is required, but it Sr may be that the difficulty of doing justice ** to so large a subject has prevented those 5 wlio felt tlie want from attempting to ^ fill it. I hope tlierefore that it will not be considered that I have s/iown temerity "•j by stepping into the vacant place. I cannot hope to have done full justice to so important a theme in the small space at my disposal, but I think I can say that this little volume contains much information which t/ie librarian and the book lover require and cannot easily obtain

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