6.0116 Followups: Used Books; Maastricht Treaty (2/62)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 6 Jul 1992 20:29:41 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0116. Monday, 6 Jul 1992.

(1) Date: Sat, 04 Jul 92 12:30:01 -0400 (38 lines)
From: "Daniel Traister" <traister@a1.relay.upenn.edu>
Subject: RE: 6.0100 R: Used Books (2/27) -- REPLY

(2) Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1992 17:19:45 +0100 (BST) (24 lines)
From: Lou Burnard <archive@ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Maastricht Treaty -- correction

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Date: Sat, 04 Jul 92 12:30:01 -0400
From: "Daniel Traister" <traister@a1.relay.upenn.edu>
Subject: RE: 6.0100 R: Used Books (2/27) -- REPLY

Herewith a belated reply to Joel Elliott's question about guides for locating
used book dealers. (I have been away at the same meetings Elaine Brennan
was attending and speaking to, with considerable sense and wit, neither
quality otherwise in long supply at these meetings; but unlike Elaine, I did
not find a computer to reply to e-mail before returning to my home office.)

In any case, Mr. Elliott writes from Chapel Hill, NC, where--as it happens--
several very good used bookstores are located--and in Carrboro, too--and where
there is, as well, a library with several people in it whose daily bread and
butter depends on their knowing about the whereabouts of just such elusive
creatures as those he seeks. Mr. Elliott might do well to inquire of his local
resources. It sounds as if he would be surprised to discover their very exis-
tence. He might even gratified to learn that they will, occasionally, be in-
terested in assisting him in his quests, as well as able to do so. Try, just
for starters, Charles McNamara (Special Collections, Wilson Library). The
library's reference desk should be able to point the way to the Sheppard's
guides to which another reply alluded, as well as to the members list for the
Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Other publications abound. The Strand
(in NYC) and Powell's (in Portland, OR) are both good places to try just on
general principle; but if Mr. Elliott seeks specialized subject materials, then
he may need guidance to more specialized dealers than these.

On the whole, it is worth remembering, if you have access to a university or
college--or even a larger public--library, that they occasionally DO offer
good reference service, just as they are supposed to do, and a lot faster than
an electronic bulletin board.

Daniel Traister, Curator of Special Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
215 898 7088 (phone); 215 898 0559 (fax)
traister@a1.relay.upenn.edu@in (e-mail)

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Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1992 17:19:45 +0100 (BST)
From: Lou Burnard <archive@ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Maastricht Treaty -- correction

As I've now received three puzzled calls for help, I should apologise
about the minor spelling error in the note which Alan Morrison posted here
yesterday. The electronic text of the Treaty on European Unity (the
Maastricht Treaty) is available by anonymous FTP from the Oxford Text Archive
(ox.ac.uk []) -- but it is in a directory called ota/laws/ec
*not* ota/laws/eec !

A couple of people have been baffled by the fact that no anonymous FTP
service is available from vax.oxford.ac.uk. This service is (currently)
available *only* from ox.ac.uk at the IP number given above, from whence
cometh the present note.

Others have been baffled by the fact that we assumed everyone knew how to
use anonymous FTP without being told. This is inexcusable laziness on our
part which we will do our best to rectify, just as soon as we can...

To both sets of bafflees, apologies.

Lou Burnard and Alan Morrison