Prospect is conscious that libraries and archives have very limited funds to purchase rare books and manuscripts, a situation made worse by the ever-increasing price of such material. We believe that the private sector has a role in helping here and we have developed a relationship with some rare book departments whereby we assist in acquiring items they otherwise could not afford. Recently we helped Cambridge University Library acquire a very rare edition of Rousseau, an author they comprehensively collect. The details are as follows:
A complete dictionary of music. Consisting of a copious explanation of all words necessary to a true knowledge and understanding of music. Translated from the original French of J. J. Rousseau. By William Waring. Dublin : printed for Luke White, 1779.
Hitherto there was no copy of this work outside the United States.