The brief notes explaining the special nature of the most important books are numerous and judicious.
Every public library of any size will find this bibliography invaluable, and many an editor and student will do well to postpone other books of reference to this, which will tell him at once where to find the best in the whole existing literature of our language." Natxtre : " The idea is excellent, and has been excellently carried out.
Every branch of knowledge seems to be represented, and the arrange- ment as a whole leaves nothing to be desired.
The most complete, most trustworthy, and most indispensable guide to good literature that has ever been made ; a monument of wide and varied knowledge and of patient and unremitting industry." Scotsman : " It will doubtless soon be in every-day consultation among bibliographers." Speaker : " The arrangement deserves unqualified praise, for it is both admirable and ingenious. Sonnenschein has now provided is a marvel of industry and care.
Sonnenschein had to choose his lists of scientific treatises, he may be congratulated on the manner /in which his task has been accomplished. " Nev^sagent : " Unquestionably one of the most important books of the year." Notes and Queries : " To the excellence of Mr.
" It would be difficult to exaggerate the usefulness of this work, or to praise too highly the industry of the compiler. His system of classification and arrangement is excellent.
The more the guide is examined, the more struck will the reader be at the thorough- ness with which Mr. Turn to what subjects we may, we find the best current books which the student may consult, and the prices at which they are published. Let us take it that the student wishes to ascertain the best books upon the struggles with Charles I. He turns to the division of ' History' (f) ; a sub-division is ' History of Europe' (iv.). he finds chapter xvi., ' History of England, 1603-1655.' Here are first supphed the 'Sources,' and then follow at length the various works dealing with the epoch. Ho\f' conscientiously it is carried out, and what a mass of concurrent information is provided, can only be ascertained by a reference to the volume, which is a marvel of patient industry and, so far as we have tested it, of exactness." — Notes and Queries. exactly what was wanted — a full, thorough, and accurate list of the best works on every subject.
Sonnenschein for a work that, taken as a whole, is the most perfect of its kind in existence, and one simply of inestimable value to book-buyers of all classes." Literary World, Boston : " It was recognised on its first appearance as the most widely useful bibliography in our language.
He has now brought out a second edition, much enlarged, of which it would be difficult to speak too highly as regards its accuracy, comprehensiveness, and fairness.
Sonnenschein's system and to the value of his work we have before testified.