I’ve been looking at the bibliography of an old book called History Of Burma by G. E. Harvey and am quite confused. There are abbreviations introduced first like this:
B Bodleian Library
BM British Museum
IO India Office Library
An example for an actual citation is:
John Stevens, The Portuguese Asia, three vols 1695.
BM 582.e.6, 8.
I can see the abbreviations refer to respective libraries, but what about the numbers? Are they referring to the book’s location in the library, or pages within the book itself?