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TRÜBNER'S

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE

TO AMERICAN LITERATURE.

A CLASSED LIST OF BOOKS

PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DURING

THE LAST FORTY YEARS.

WITH

Bibliographical Introduction, Notes, and Alphabetical Index.

COMPILED AND EDITED

BY NICOLAS TRÜBNER.

LONDON:
TRÜBNER AND CO., 60, PATERNOSTER ROW.

PREFACE.

PREES INTRO BIBLIO

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r of the origin and progress of a book is said to be : to its author than to the general reader. However hold good in most cases, mine would seem to be an

call upon me to explain why so large a volume upon ture should have been compiled by a foreigner; to i ances in wbich it originated; to point out the objects

d to define the plan upon which it has been executed. Bibl:

voted some years to the active duties of an Ameri1. I

it, I found myself, in 1854, in possession of a mass 2.( 3.):

ing to American Literary History, sufficient as I CONTRIT

warrant my throwing them into a definite form. Chape

a novel one, and it proved eminently successful. I continued my researches and extended my plan; · years' assiduous application, submit the result,

be welcomed as affording a tolerably full and im

nerican literary enterprise during the first half of VI

ury.

mpting an American Bibliographical Guide has VIII.

e one hand, to suggest the necessity of a more IX.

kind by an American, surrounded as he neces

je needful appliances; and, on the other, to supply XII.:

to Anglo-American literature, a branch which XIII, ncreasing importance, begins to force itself more

ition. XV.

il hands that such a work is a desideratum; at PUBLIC LIBRA

- can be more alive to the disadvantages under Chapter I.:

t labour in attempting it than I have been. I IL ;

et us hope that the very deficiencies of my work TIL:

petent American bibliographer into the field, IT....

ground may find both time and inclination to

upply my deficiencies.
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VII. Com

· bibliography is, as just stated, a desideratum,

daily increasing requirements of the age, for, CLASSED LA

ik, is to the literary student what the lightr, without which he would be constantly in and shipwreck, of disappointment and waste fruitlessly perhaps over ground previous!

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