- New York: H.W. Wilson, 1927-53, 4to. (1927/35) / large 4to. (1943) / large 8vo. (1945/53).
- Various paginations (about 7,800 pages)
Price: $300.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 54520
First and second editions, and supplements up to 1953. The Union List of Serials was a joint project of the American Library Association and the H.W. Wilson publishing company which came to fruition in 1927 with the first edition. A supplement with new titles and/or new libraries appeared in 1931, followed by the much larger 2nd ed. of 1943, a supplement in 1945 and another in 1953. Some of the holdings information is undoubtedly still valid today, but the interest of such a set is primarily historical, showing now-discarded holdings, or holdings in libraries no longer extant or merged with other libraries. Condition is about as would be expected. Covers are worn, rubbed, scratched. Bindings are shaken to some degree, with splitting at several hinges. Ex-library, with bookplates.