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THE LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA;
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
A SHORT ACCOUNT
CHARTER, LAWS, AND REGULATIONS.
COMMUNITER BONA PROFUNDERE DEORUM EST.
PRINTED BY BARTRAM & REYNOLDS, No. 58, NORTH SECOND STREET,
A CATALOGUE of the books belonging to the Library Company of Philadelphia, was published in the year 1789. Since that period, a considerable number of books has been added by donations and purchases, and also, a great and valuable addition of more than twentyfive hundred volumes of scarce and costly works, made to the Library, by the liberal bequest of the late Reverend Samuel Preston, Rector of Chevening in the county of Kent, Great-Britain. The list was thus rendered in a great degree useless, and a desire having been expressed, by many of the members, that another should be published; the Directors have therefore prepared a com. plete Catalogue of the Books now belonging to the Institution. To obviate objections often made to the plan of the former Catalogue, they have been induced to publish the
present one, comprehending books of all sizes, in an alphabetical form so far as the names of Authors and Editors could be used. The anonymous books constitute by themselves an Appendix, and are classed scientifically, each under its
size. The numerous pamphlets and small tracts, which it was not thought expedient to include in the alphabetical arrangement, appear by themselves, and sorm a second appendix. A copious Index is subjoined, to facilitate the inquiry after any