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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...of stately and goodiy books
that that are ranged on shelves in the different alcoves of the
building. In this library there are already over one hundred
thou.--.md volumes, and additions are constantly being made by the
learned librarian. Here may be seen the pa le student, poring over
some well-worn tome, that to the scholar is worth its weight in
gold; or, the man of leisure, who has just dropped iu to wile away
an hour; or, the young lady who wishes to re-peruse once more her
favorite novel. All, all are represented; but quietness reigns
supreme, and each man, as he euj ters, doffs his hat, out of
respect to the dead and living authors that surround him. It is
free to all, and will stand as an everlasting monument to its
founder, John Jacob Astor, who endowed it with the sum of $400,000.
At the junction of Third and Fourth avenues, occupying the entire
block on both sides, and extending through to Eighth street, stands
the Cooper Union, or, as it is more generally called, The Cooper
Institute. It was built by Mr. Peter Cooper, at the cost of
$300,000, and is devoted to the " moral, intellectual and physical
improvement of his countrymen.' In it are a free reading-room,
supplied with foreign and do 76 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, mestic
newspapers and magazines, a gallery of paintings and sculpture, and
a school of design. The basement is fitted up as a
lecture-room--the largest in the city--used chiefly for political
meetings, but occasionally for lectures, concerts, and other
entertainments of a kindred character. The whole is under the
control of a Board of Director?, who let out the first and second
stories, which are arranged for stores and offices, Bo as to meet
the current expenses of the Intitute. From this source an annual
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