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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

complete in itself. It includes all the materials on Spain and
Spanish-America in the main library and all the departmental
libraries except the Bancroft. It consists of over 15,000 titles,
which are listed with 6,200 cross-references to make its use more
practical. Though the bulk of the book deals with Spain, there
is considerable material on the history of the Spanish Southwest.
The classification followed in the subject index offers some diffi-
culties, being a combination of the Library of Congress and the
Rowell classifications, but the care with which the alphabetical list
has been prepared facilitates the use of this valuable catalogue for-
all checking purposes. Miss Alice I. Lyser deserves much credit
for the painstaking constancy and fidelity with which she has
finally seen this volume pass through the press after three years
of close scrutiny. From a mechanical point of view, the Catalogue
is almost perfect.
All students of the Southwest, and all admirers and lovers of
Spain, must feel deeply indebted to Mr. Juan C. Cebrian, to whose
interest and cooperation is due in great part the compilation and
publication of the Catalogue. A settler of California from old
Spain, he has effectively accomplished his desire of bringing to
the attention of the American public the contribution of his coun-
trymen to knowledge, civilization and culture by giving freely of
his time, his energy and his wealth to the present publication. All
the books or sets of books given wholly or almost wholly by him
have been marked by an asterisk. They constitute almost a third
of the Catalogue.
If the other volume now being prepared on the materials in the
Bancroft Library is done with the same care and thoroughness, it
will doubtless prove of even greater interest and value for the study
of the Southwest. Other libraries in this country which have simi-
lar large collections should follow the example set by the present
Bibliograffia de Coahuila. Historia y Geografia. Por Vito Alessio,
Robles. Mexico, 1927. Monografias bibliogrificas mexi-
canas. Numero 10.
Two years ago, under the direction of the scholarly Subsecretary
of Foreign Relations of Mexico, a series of Mexican bibliographical

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