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The fortune of books; essays, memories and prophecies of a librarian,

Author: J Christian Bay
Publisher: Chicago, W.M. Hill [©1941]
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Bay, J. Christian (Jens Christian), 1871-1962.
Fortune of books.
Chicago, W.M. Hill [©1941]
(OCoLC)571188888
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Christian Bay
OCLC Number: 1149613
Description: xi, 442 pages plates, portraits, facsimiles 25 cm
Contents: Bookmen and scientists: Dr. Daniel Drake. Conrad Gesner. Claude Bernard. Jean Senebier. Robert Kennicott. Edward Everett Ayer. Dr. Christian Fenger. An idealist and his library. George Washington.--Library life: Inspiration through cataloguing. The sciences in the training of the librarian. Book selection for a scientific and technical reference library. The library school and library life. Personality in the library personnel. A plain slip case for books. Clement Walker Andrews. Books and literary events: The origin and development of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Women not considered human beings. The Pickwick papers: some bibliographical remarks. A classical case of bibliological identification. Tom Sawyer detective: the origin of the plot. The response of science to agriculture. Scarce and beautiful imprints of Chicago. Rinaldo Rinaldini (Capo Brigante) and George Washington. A Tennyson-Browning association copy.--Time and chance: Johan Gutenberg, Robert Fulton, Samuel Colt and Peter Rasmussen. Inter arma loquantur musae. The station master.--Americana: Three handfuls of western books.
Responsibility: by J. Christian Bay.

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