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The beginnings of libraries

Author: Ernest Cushing Richardson
Publisher: Hamden, Connecticut : Archon Books, 1963.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richardson, Ernest Cushing, 1860-1939.
Beginnings of libraries.
Hamden, Conn., Archon Books, 1963 [©1914]
(OCoLC)551601190
Online version:
Richardson, Ernest Cushing, 1860-1939.
Beginnings of libraries.
Hamden, Conn., Archon Books, 1963 [©1914]
(OCoLC)608684703
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Cushing Richardson
OCLC Number: 575157
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1914.
Description: ix, 176 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: The study of beginnings --
Definition of the library --
Method --
Antediluvian of the libraries, general --
Libraries of the gods --
Animal and plant libraries? --
Preadamite libraries --
Adamite and patriarchal libraries before the flood --
Prehistoric and historic libraries --
The evolution of record keeping --
Memory libraries --
Pictorial object libraries --
Mnemonic object libraries --
Picture book libraries --
Ideographic records --
Types of primitive libraries --
Contents of primitive libraries --
The administration of primitive libraries --
The beginnings of library schools --
The beginnings of library research.
Responsibility: by Ernest Cushing Richardson.

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