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PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
PART 1-RELIGIOUS LITERATURE.
PRINCETON, N. J.
This Catalogue contains the titles of the works in Religious Literature, in the Library of Princeton Theological Seminary, with the exception of those on the Philology of the Original Languages of the Bible, and Scripture Biography. At the close will be found a select List of Periodicals.
The Catalogue is in the main topical, and the System of Classification is that used in the arrangement of the books upon the shelves. The Classification has been controlled as to form, by (1) the ordinarily accepted logico-topical Classification in Theological Encyclopedia, and (2) the Course of Instruction in the Seminary. The latter influence has occasioned the chief departures from the received system of Theological Classification, which are, the making Apologetics and Ethics independent Departments in Theology, and the rebaptizing Practical Theology with the far more distinctive and better name of Ecclesiastical Theology.
In order to make the Catalogue available for general use, it is preceded by an outline of the Classification, and is followed by two indexes, one alphabetical by authors' names, the other alphabetical by subjects.
The work has been printed under difficulties needless of mention. The number of volumes represented is about 25,000. No claim is made to minute bibliographical accuracy, many titles having been abbreviated to a large extent in the interest of economy both of time and space. It has also been several years in process of printing, and is therefore more representative of the present contents of the Library, in its last than in its first sections. No analysis has been attempted of the Collected Works of Authors, or of Miscellaneous Essays. Anonymous works have been entered under the first word of the title not an article or preposition. Words inserted in titles but not found in the title pages, are placed in parentheses, e. g., (for). Capitals have been sparingly employed except in German titles. The abbreviations in use are simple, such as, n. p., (no place of publication), n. d., (no date of publication), ed. (edition), anon., (anonymous). Errors, typographical and otherwise, are doubtless more numerous than is desirable, but for these that charitable judgment is asked, from all persons, which will be readily accorded by those who are familiar with the intricacies and vexations of Catalogue Work.
The cost of publication has been provided for by the generosity of the late Mr. Robert L. Stuart, of New York City, and of his widow, Mrs. Mary Stuart.
WILLIAM H. ROBERTS, Librarian.