DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774 - MARCH 4, 1881.
Item #: 3399
Pages: iv, 1,392p.
Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc./Bflo; 2004.
Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY, LIBRARIANSHIP
The first official work of its kind. Authorized by theSenate in 1882, and begun in 1883 by fourteen employees whosecured the records of the Library of Congress, the Senate,the House of Representatives, the various ExecutiveDepartments and their respective Bureaus, the Department ofAgriculture, the Smithsonian Institution, and in the publiclibrary of Boston, which is considered to hold one of thebest collections of Congressional documents. More than63,000 books, pamphlets, and other documents are found inthis work; each one containing the title of the work,author, date of publication, and a brief abstract of thework. An extensive index is also included.
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