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~ AN ACCOUNT OF BOOKS ISSUED BY LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC
SOCIETIES AND PRINTING CLUBS; BOOKS PRINTED AT PRIVATE
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC SERIALS..
F.B.A.S., P.R.G.S., P.L.B., F.R.H.S., F.S.S., F.R.S.L., P.Ph.S., F.Eth.S.; AND
HON. MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OY GENEVA.
I HEREWITH complete my Bibliographical task as far as I feel pledged to the public. What I may do hereafter in the same department must for the present remain a matter of reflection, and will depend upon sundry contingencies.
I had at one time intended to proceed, without intermission, with a second or supplemental series, bringing up the Bibliography of English Literature to the present time, but I am becoming apprehensive that this, in a commercial point of view, would be but an ill-requited labour ; and although I have not, in the present undertaking, made pecuniary profit a consideration, my advancing age inclines me to hesitate before I encounter any severe labour doubt. fully remunerative.
The Bibliography of our present literature is, besides, much less required than that of the past, inasmuch as the Critical Reviews of the last thirty years, (the period in question), together with the well-executed London Catalogue recently published, enable the enquirer to become sufficiently familiar with the literary and mercantile value of almost every modern book of the least importance. How