- ISBN : 1330798597
- Total de Pages : 392 pages
- Date de Sortie : Dimanche 27 Septembre 2015
- Auteur : Mercantile Library Association New-York
- Éditeur : Forgotten Books
- Nom de Fichier : systematic-catalogue-of-books-in-the-collection-of-the-mercantile-library-association-of-the-city-of-new-york-classic-reprint
Systematic Catalogue of Books in the Collection of the Mercantile Library Association of the City of New York (Classic Reprint) est écrit par Mercantile Library Association New-Yorkavec un total de 392 pages et publié par Forgotten Books le 2015-09-27.
Excerpt from Systematic Catalogue of Books in the Collection of the Mercantile Library Association of the City of New YorkIs publishing a sixth catalogue of the books of the Mercantile Library Association, its directors think it well to prefix a succinct account of the origin, progress, and present state of the institution.The persuasion, that to liberalize the minds of that great body of young men who form the rising hope of our active and varied commerce; to enlarge and invigorate their capacity by solid knowledge; to elevate their spirits and their morals by familiarizing their moments of leisure with whatever is fair in the actions of other times or excellent in science, was the truest method of advancing, not only their individual respectability, but their utility to others and their own ultimate success, led the clerks in general, of New-York, to set On foot, in the year 1820, the existing association.To its original formation, certain prejudices (now happily disappearing) that clung to a narrow routine and strict ignorance of everything else, as the only true resources of mercantile skill, at first opposed themselves. The impediments, however, which these could offer, were not enough to hold back the better spirit of our commercial class from an object so worthy; and the organization of the society went successfully forward, until, in 1823, it obtained the more permanent form of a corporate body.At the first opening of the institution, a collection, amounting to about seven hundred volumes, derived principally from personal donation, was found to have been assembled. In 1821 this number had risen to about a thousand volumes, and the association embraced two hundred and four members. The detailed progress of the next five years can.be but imperfectly traced, in records then rather irregularly kept. In January, 1821, however, we find the number of associates risen to four hundred and thirty-eight, and that of volumes in the collection to twenty-two hundred. A still better impulse seems to have been felt in the affairs of the association during the ensuing year; since it more than doubled its number of members before the return of its next anniversary, and added more than a thousand volumes to its library.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.