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Bibliography bulletins. This series is mostly selected from original bibliogra. phies presented by the library school students as a condition of graduation. The library is glad to receive suggestions of subjects on which bibliographies or reading lists are specially needed, and contributions of available material are invited.

i Guide to the study of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 16p.

May 1895. Out of print. 2-4 Colonial New England; Travel in North America; History of the

17th century. Sop. July 1897. Price 10 cents. 5 Selection of reference books for use of cataloguers in finding full

names. 227. Jan, 1898. New edition in preparation. 6-8 Japan; Venice; Out-of-door books. 64p. Feb. 1898. Price 10c. 9-11 Netherlands; Renaissance art of 15th and 6th centuries;

History of latter half of 15th century. 128p. Ap. 1898. Price

15 cents. 12 Best books of 1897. 28p. June 1898. Price 5 cents. 13 Fairy tales for children. 30p. June 1898. Price 5 c. nts. 14 Index to subject bibliographies in library bulletins to Dec. 31, 1897.

62p. Aug. 1898. Price 10 cents. 15-17 Russia; Nature study in primary schools; Biography of musi

cians. 150p. · Jan. 1899. Price 15 cents. 18 Best books of 1898. 28p. May 1899. Price 5 cents. 19 College libraries in the United States. 52p. Dec, 1899. Price 10c. 20 House decoration and furnishing. 20p.Dec. 1899. Price 5 cents. 21 Best books of 1899. 28p. May 1900. Price 5 cents. 22 Domestic economy. 144p. Jan. 1901. Price 20 cents. 23 Connecticut local history. 114p. Dec. 1900. Price 15 cents. 24 New York colonial history. 272p. Feb. 1901. Price 35 cents. 25 China and the Far East. 120p. Mar. 1901. Price 20 cents. 26–27 Fröbel and the kindergarten; Reading list for children's librarians.

gop. May 1901. Price 15 cents.

No. 27, Reading list for children's librarians, separately 5c. 28 Maine local history. 148p. June 1901, Price 20 cents. 29 Best books of 1900. 32 p. July 1901. Price 10 cents.

mature study.9. Prices,g. Price Dec. 1899 price 5

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Manuscript bibliographies. The following bibliographies are available in manu. script for consultation in the library or may be lent under certain conditions. The Decimal classification subject number precedes each title.

012 Phillips Brooks. G: W. C. Stockwell, '95
012 Hawthorne. N. E. Browne, '89
012 Ben Jonson. Mrs Mary (Wellman) Loomis, 'go
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Charles Kingsley. E. E.. Burdick, '90
Poems on Lincoln, Grant, Sherman and Sheridan. M.. L.. Sutliff,'93
John Lothrop Motley. M.. E. Robbins, '92

Robert Louis Stevenson. E. S. Wilson, '98 012 Charles Sumner. H. W. Denio, '94. 012 Bayard Taylor. W: S. Burns, '91 012 John Wesley. E. L.. Foote, '92 013 Members of the A. L. A. H.. C. Silliman, '95 016.0285 Lists of books for children. J. Y. Middleton, '91 016.2217 Higher criticism of the Old testament: select. Rev.

W: R. Eastman, '92 016.246 Christian art: select. M.. L. Davis, '92 010.27 Church history: reading list. Elizabeth Harvey, '90

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016.28 Religious denominations of the United States : select.

G: F. Bowerman, '95

Published by Cathedral library association. N. Y. 1896. Price 75C. 016.33185 Clubs for boys and working girls. J. D. Fellows, '97 016.33622 Single tax. Ethel Garvin, '98

To be printed as New York staté library bibliography bulletin. 016.339 Tramps and vagrants. L. D. Waterman, '97 016.352073 Municipal government. M.. L. Jones, '92; J. A. Rath.

bone, '93; E. D. Biscoe, '96 016.36 Scientific study of philanthropy. I. E. Lord, '97

Printed in American Journal of sociology, Jan. 1898, 3:566-76. Reprint 25€. 016.361 New philanthropy: reading list. H.. G. Sheldon, '93 016.376 Education of women. M.. E.. Hawley, '93 016.37813 Consolidated index to university extension periodicals.

Myrtilla Avery, '95 016.3982 English works on King Arthur and the Round Table.

F. R. Curtis, '96 016.7. Art of the 17th century: reading list. N.. M. Pond, '96 016.7266 Some famous cathedrals: reading list. Mrs L. M.

(Sutermeister) Delap, '90 016.75 Ten popular paintings: reading list. Ada Bunnell, '91 016.77 Photography, 1880-98. E. A. Brown, '98 016.792 Greek and Latin plays produced by schools, colleges and

universities in the United States. G: G. Champlin, '95 016.796 Cycling. Mrs Louise (Langworthy) Gage, '97 016.799 Angling, 1883-93. Henrietta Church, '93 016.811 Minor American poetry, 1860-97: select. B. S. Smith, '97 016.82 English literature of later 18th century: select. M.. C.

Swayze, '89 016.823 Fiction for girls : select. A. B. Kroeger, '91 016.907 Study and teaching of history. J. I. Wyer jr, '98

Printed in annual report of American historical association, 1899, 1:561016.91 Graded list of history and travel prepared in the Lincoln

(Neb.) public library for the use of the Lincoln public

schools. E. D. Bullock, '94 016.914 Books to read before going to Europe: reading list.

S.. W. Cattell, '90

Printed in Book news, July 1890, 8:393-95. 016.916 English and American explorations in Africa since 1824:

reading list. H.. W. Rice, '93 016.91747 Literature relating to the Hudson river. M.T.Wheeler,'or 016.9174753 Adirondack mountains. C. A. Sherrill, '98

To be printed by New York state forestry commission. 016.9178 Travels west of the Mississippi prior to 1855; a partial

bibliography of printed personal narratives. K. L.

Sharp, '92 016.92 200 books in biography for popular library: select.

Mabel Temple, '90 016.9207 Josephine and the women of her time. Mary Ellis, '92 016.94144 Edinburgh : reading list. W. G. Forsyth, '93 016.9737478 Missouri in the civil war. B. E. Rombauer, '99 016.9752 Maryland; colonial and revolutionary history. W. I.

Bullock, '92 020.5

Consolidated classified index to the Library journal, v.1-12.

B. R. Macky, '92; J. L. Christman, '93; Ć. S. Hawes, '94;
J. G. Cone, '95

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ALBANY

UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

1901

8 Au '01 Libom-Je1-3500

Price 10 cents

University of the State of New York

REGENTS
With years of election

1874 ANSON JUDD UPSON L.H.D. D.D. LL.D.

Chancellor, Glens Falls 1892 William CROSWELL DOANE D.D. LL.D.

Vice-Chancellor, Albany 1873 MARTIN I. TOWNSEND M.A. LL.D. - - Troy 1877 CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW LL.D. - - - - New York 1877 CHARLES E. FITCH LL.B. M.A. L.H.D. - - Rochester 1877 ORRIS H. WARREN D.D. - - - - Syracuse 1878 WHITELAW REID LL.D. - - - - - New York 1881 WILLIAM H. WATSON M.A. M.D. - - - Utica 1881 HENRY E. TURNER - - - - - - Lowville 1883 St Clair McKELWAY M.A. L.H.D. LL.D. D.C.L. Brooklyn 1885 DANIEL BEACH Ph.D. LL.D. - - - Watkins 1888 Carroll E. Smith LL.D. - - - - Syracuse 1890 Pliny T. SEXTON LL.D. - - - - Palmyra 1890 T. GUILFORD Smith M.A. C.E. LL.D. - - Buffalo 1893 LEWIS A. STIMSON B.A. LL.D. M.D. - - New York 1895 ALBERT VANDER VEER Ph.D. M.D. - - - Albany 1895 CHARLES R. SKINNER M.A. LL.D.

Superintendent of Public Instruction, ex officio 1897 Chester S. LORD M.A. LL.D. - - - Brooklyn 1897 TIMOTHY L. WOODRUFF M.A. Lieutenant-Governor, ex officio 1899 John T. McDonough LL.B. LL.D. Secretary of State, ex officio 1900 THOMAS A. HENDRICK M.A. LL.D. - - - Rochester 1901 BENJAMIN B. ODELL JR LL.D. Governor, ex officio 1901 Robert C. PRUYN M.A. - - - - - Albany

SECRETARY

Elected by regents
1900 JAMES RUSSELL PARSONS JR M.A.

DIRECTORS OF DEPARTMENTS 1888 Melvil DEWEY M.A. State library and Home education 1890 James Russell PARSONS JR M.A.

Administrative; College and High school dep'ts 1890 FREDERICK J. H. MERRILL Ph.D. State museum

New York State Library

Bulletin 64 July 1901

BIBLIOGRAPHY 29

A SELECTION FROM THE

BEST BOOKS OF 1900

WITH NOTES

PREFATORY NOTE This is an annotated list of 250 books published in the United States in 1900, selected by the book board of the New York state library and recommended to the public libraries of the state. To aid in choosing small collections of new books three classes are marked : books marked a, of which there are 20, are suggested to libraries which must confine their additions within narrow limits; 30 others marked b are also proposed to libraries prepared to buy 50 books; and 50 more marked c may be added to a and b to make up 100 books.

The remaining 150, including reference books and a few more costly publications, are worthy of careful consideration by libraries prepared to buy more than 100 books and by those wishing to enlarge their resources in special subjects. Many of the unmarked works are of the highest merit. Decimal classification numbers are prefixed as a guide to libraries using this system.

All books under the heading “ Juvenile” may be used for academic libraries. The general list will also be of much service to schools, but not everything included here is recommended for school use. Such a book as Whiteing's, No. 5 John st. a well written and carefully studied story of the London slums, may be commended to the public library because of its sociologic interest and as a praiseworthy sample of its type, but it is hardly desirable to circulate even the best of slum fiction among school children. The school is better off without much of the current adult fiction which serves a legitimate purpose for the very different constituency of the public library.

Copies of this list may be obtained for 10 cents from the New York state library, Albany N. Y.

Melvil Dewey Albany, 18 June 1901

Director

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