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tfEW-YORK STATE LIBRARY:
GENERAL LIBRARY: FIRST SUPPLEMENT.
I. TITLES. . II. INDEX OF SUBJECTS.
In 1855 a complete catalogue of the New York State Library was published. The Trustees of the Library, though authorized by law to publish at this time a like catalogue, have deemed it proper to issue supplements instead of full catalogues, until the library has attained such a magnitude as to warrant the embodiment of the whole into a single work.
They now present the first supplement to the catalogue of the General Library. Those of the Law Library, and of the manuscripts, engravings, coins, medals, etc., are in course of preparation, and will follow in due time. These supplements will be properly distributed, and together with the catalogue of 1855 will form really one work, exhibiting the present condition of the Library, and opening its treasures to all who wish to explore them.
This volume contains the titles of works added since the publication of the catalogue of 1855, with such titles of that catalogue as it has been thought best to modify.
The whole number of volumes in the Library at that date was 43,634; of which 13,623 were in the Law Library, and 30,011 in the General Library. The aggregate number now on the shelves is 59,167, being an increase, since the last publication, of 15,533 volumes; of which 11,774 are additions to the General Library, and 3,759 to the Law Library.
Among the additions are twelve thousand pamphlets and two thousand almanacs, which have been bound in six hundred volumes. The pamphlets are about one-half British, and the other half American. The titles of all of them are recorded in their alphabetical places in the Catalogue. The names of