This directory is a handy on-volume discovery tool that will allow readers to locate rare book and special collections in the British Isles. Fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997. this comprehensive and up-to-date guide encompasses collections held in libraries, archives, museums and private hands. The Directory: Provides a national overview of rare book and special collections for those interested in seeing quickly and easily what a library holds Directs researchers to the libraries most relevant for their research Assists libraries considering acquiring new special collections to assess the value of such collections beyond the institution,showing how they fit into a ‘unique and distinctive’ model. Each entry in the Directory provides background information on the library and its purpose, full contact details, the quantity of early printed books, information about particular subject and language strengths, information about unique works and important acquisitions, descriptions of named special collections and deposited collections. Readership: Researchers, academic liaison librarians and library managers.
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Excerpt from Catalogue of Hindustani Printed Books in the Library of the British Museum The present Catalogue of Hindustani books has been compiled, as far as possible, in strict accordance with the cataloguing rules in force in the General Library of the British Museum. The transliteration of authors' names and of the titles of books is also based on precisely the same method as that which has been approved of and adopted in the preparation of other Catalogues of works in the Oriental section of the Department of Printed Books in the British Museum. The Catalogue comprises: (1) purely Hindustani works; (2) translations of such works into English, or other European languages; and (3) polyglott works, in which occur Hindustani translations, paraphrases, or commentaries on Arabic, Persian or other originals. Dictionaries and grammars written in English for English readers have been excluded. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.