This application must be accompanyied by a simple statement, about 300 words, covering the following points:
- The nature and character of your collection.
- Your purpose in collecting books and the aim of your collection.
- How and where your collection has been acquired and over what period of time.
Please append a list of the books in the collection, citing author, short-title, place and date of publication, type of binding, and condition. A full bibliographical listing is not required; the judges simply want an idea of the type and range of material in the collection.