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to immortalize themselves by treading in
their steps.
Archeological Bibliography.
After this brief exposition of the lite-
rary history of archeology, it will be pro-
per to enter into some details relative to
Archeological Bibliography, which, how-
ever it may have been neglected, is cer-
tainly indispe: fable. To be thoroughly
acquainted with a science, it is neceiiary
to know the diff'rent works in which it is
trea ed, and to be enabled not only to
find them, wherever they, are to be con-
sulted, in the bibliographical order in
which they are arranged in public and pri-
vate libraries, but likewise to to:low that
arrangement in forming a collection.
To convey a knowledge of the books,
the use of which may be necessary, cata-
logues, styled bibliothecae, (libraries) have
been drawn up, and are either general or
special. Among the latter are arranged
the catalogues, in which there is quetton
of the works only that have for their cb-
ject a particular part of the science, such
as the Numismatic Library of Banduri,
that of Hirsch, the Dactyliographic Li-
brary of Mariette, &c. .
In treating of each branch of the ar-
cheological science, the special catalogues
or libraries will be pointed out ; at pre-
sent, the general libraries must alone fix
our attention.
At the end of the Bibliotheca Numaria
of Labbe, is to be found a short supple-
ment, containing a catalogue of the books
on the different parts of antiquities. This
catalogue is, however, so inconficerable
as to afford but little info, mation.
Johannes Albertus Fabricius announced,
in 1709, his intention of publishing a
Library of the Works on Archeology.
At the end of his edition of the Treatise
of Vogt, on the Antique Altars of the
Christians, he had already given a very
short catalogue of the books of that de-
scription. This catalogue he augmented
and published separately in 1793, with
the title of Bibliotheca 4 liquaria, in one
quarto volume. A second edition, with
additions, appeared in 1716; and, lastly,
a third edition, which is the best. This
latter edition was edited by Paul Schaff-
The author has had principally in view
to collect the works on the Jewish and
Christian antiquities. Having annexed to
them a list of the dissertations contained
in the Thesaurus Magnus of Graevius,
and in that of Gronovius, he afterwards
points out the belt productions on geogra-


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