The fortune of books; essays, memories and prophecies of a librarian, by J. Christian Bay.

Author
Bay, J. Christian (Jens Christian), 1871-1962 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Chicago, W. M. Hill [c1941]
Description
xi, 442 p. plates, ports., facsims. 25 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographies.
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.
LCCN
41025133
OCLC
1149613
RCP
N - O
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