The British librarian, with extracts 1738 by William Oldys

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Post by soupy » December 9th, 2017, 7:12 pm

The British librarian: exhibiting a compendious review or abstract of our most scarce, useful, and valuable books in all sciences, as well in manuscript as in print: with many characters, historical and critical, of the authors, their antagonists, &c. In a manner never before attempted, and useful to all readers.
Oldys, William, 1696-1761. Published 1738 all the s's are fs - the book has abstracts of books in of import.

A few of the books

A Deſcription of the State of Great Britain; written Eleven Hundred Tears ſince, by that Ancient and Famous Author, Gildas, ſurnamed the Wise;

The Cossmographical Glass, conteinyng the pleaſant Principles of Coſmographie, Geographie, Hydrographie, or Navigation. Compiled by William Cuningham, Dočfor in Phyſicke. Excuſſam Londini in Officina joan. Anno 1559.

Looks interesting for a librarian type.

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