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THE CENTURY ASSOCIATION.
JAMES LORIMER GRAHAM LIBRARY.
THE library here catalogued was a gift from James Lorimer Graham, who by his will left his books as a memorial of his membership in and his love for the Century Association. In appreciation not merely of the gift, but of the giver, a commemorative meeting of the Association was held on January 20th, 1894, at which a biographical sketch of the donor and an account of the library were read. The proceedings of this meeting were printed, and thus make unnecessary further tribute here to either Mr. Graham or his books.
As a further recognition of Mr. Graham's generosity it was suggested to the Committee on Literature that a catalogue of the library should be printed, and with its approval the present work was undertaken. A slight examination will show that the method has been distinctly eclectic, valuable or unique books being described with very considerable fullness, while works of less rarity have been more briefly catalogued. At the same time a card catalogue of the library was prepared, which included a subject as well as an author list. In consequence neither subject references nor an index have been considered necessary in the present catalogue, the purpose being to show, by a simple author list, the books given by Mr. Graham.
Cotton Mather maintained that "unto those Three Things which the Ancients held Impossible, there should be added this Fourth, to find a Book Printed without Errata's. It seems, the Hands of Briareus, and the Eyes of Argus, will not prevent them." The present work undoubtedly contains numerous errors, but it is a pleasure to the compiler to acknowledge the