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The card catalog : books, cards, and literary treasures

Author: Peter Devereaux; Carla Diane Hayden; Library of Congress,
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library's magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world's most famous libraries and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Card catalog.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017]
(OCoLC)974489579
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Devereaux; Carla Diane Hayden; Library of Congress,
ISBN: 9781452145402 1452145407
OCLC Number: 953599088
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins of the card catalog --
The enlightened catalog --
Constructing a catalog --
The nation's library and catalog --
The rise and fall of the card catalog.
Responsibility: the Library of Congress ; foreword by Carla Hayden ; [text written by Peter Devereaux].

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"Beautifully designed and executed, this work by the Library of Congress examines several histories: the library; the science of cataloging; and the cards themselves as aesthetic objects. Read more...

 
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