Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1923. 8vo. Grey paper covered boards. Black cloth spine with paper label. A fine, unworn copy of historical significance to the book world. Item #655
This is an account of the initial holdings of the library at its inception in 1923, with dates and publications. "The purpose of this book is to give information to those interested in this Library. Within a few pages, it is quite impossible to furnish even a short list of books pertaining to some of the chapters. The writer had contemplated issuing a "Check List" of all the titles in the Library, rather than the synopsis of important books here presented. The proposed list would have placed the book in the range of bibliography, but this plan was abandoned because of the fact that such a list, while giving desirable bibliographical information, would not fulfil other purposes. Consequently, the book may not interest bibliographers; neither will the advanced student of history find in these pages new information. Bit it is hoped that this work, even if only fairly well done, will interest those who fain would learn of the sources whence came much of what we know about our own country. "