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BAGGULEY, W. Hildon. Descriptive catalogue of the books in the Central Lending and Reference Libraries of the g.w.r. institution, swindon. 1908.

Swindon. Morris Bros., 1907. First edition?.
Quarto. x, 529pp, [1]. Original publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine dulled, a trifle cocked. Title page creased.
The apparently unrecorded, presumed first edition of a comprehensive catalogue of the extensive holdings of the Great Western Railway Mechanics Institution, Swindon.

The Locomotive Magazine (5th November, 1917, p.238), in reviewing the edition issued in 1917, stated: 'The entries under subject headings are complete, descriptive notes being added to show the scope character of the books, particularly in regard to those with engineering and railway work. The librarian Mr. Hildon Bagguley F.L.A., who has had large experience municipal libraries, has reorganized the Institution on public library lines, and anyone whether in the employ of G.W.R. or not, who has been elected and paid the subscription, may enjoy all the privileges of the Institute.'
£ 325.00 Antiquates Ref: 29981