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    MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, VOL. II, BRITISH BOOKS.|THE by Middletown, Robin

    Washington: National Gallery of Art / New York: G. Braziller, 1998. cloth, dust jacket. Architecture. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xv, 392 pages. First edition. catalogue of ninety-seven British books, many of them folios, on architecture from the 17th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art. Covers seventy-seven architects and one firm (Hepplewhite). Includes important English translations of non-English architects (Palladio et al.), and a few non-architectural items. Each numbered entry is actually an article, providing bibliographic and physical descriptions, references, provenance where applicable, and also a discussion of the architect, the architecture, and the publication of the book, along with short bibliographies. There are many black-and-white reproductions of drawings and engravings, and several color illustrations. Front of dust jack and endpapers are decorated with reproductions of engravings. Indexes.


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    HANDLIST OF LIBRARY CATALOGUES AND LISTS OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY DEPARTMENT OF MANUSCRIPTS by Alston, R.C

    London: The Bibliographical Society, 1991. stiff paper wrappers. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. iv, 87 pages. Occasional Papers No.6. A handlist of this collection, with dates and a short description of the contents of each entry. Combined author/subject index. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society.


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    RIGHT WAY TO RUN A LIBRARY BUSINESS INCLUDING GUIDANCE ON LIBRARIANSHIP AS A CAREER ...|THE by Joy, Thomas

    Glade House: Right Way Books, n.d.. cloth, dust jacket. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 124, (4) pages. Covers the business of running small and large libraries. Jacket has minor chipping.


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    MIRROR OF THE LIBRARY.|THE by Staikos, Konstantinos Sp

    (New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Press, 2006. full leather, deckle edges, paper cover label. Kotinos Press. 8vo. full leather, deckle edges, paper cover label. 52 pages. With an Introduction to the Reader by Robert D. Fleck. Limited to 900 numbered copies of which this is one of 200 printed by hand at the Kotinos Press in Athens, Greece on special paper and bound thus. Issued in conjunction of the 30th Anniversary of Oak Knoll and containing a biographical introduction by its proprietor. Konstantinos Staikos has become more than an author to Oak Knoll; he is our Greek friend who represents all that we admire most in this book world of ours. In addition to being a noted architect he has found time to write many significant texts on the history of libraries, form an important book collection, purchase and save a Greek letter-press printing company (which printed this book), establish a noted publishing house and develop a web-based information resource for the study of library history. In this essay you will find his view of the development of the library and the impact it has had on mankind. You will read how the book and the knowledge it transmits has affected his life. You will feel his great love of books. You will read all this in a beautifully prepared book printed and bound by hand in the oldest tradition of fine craftsmanship.


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    SO LAUDABLE AN UNDERTAKING, THE WILMINGTON LIBRARY, 1788-1988 by Bushman, Claudia L

    Wilmington: Delaware Heritage Press, 1988. stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xv, 154 pages. Evolved from The Library Company of Wilmington, the Wilmington Institute, and the Wilmington Institute Free Library. With a bibliography, chronology and listing of librarians, etc. Illustrated. Crease in front cover.


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    Roaring into Our 20's: Nasig 2005: Minneapolis, Minnesota by Mering, Margaret and Elna Saxton (eds)

    Haworth Press, 2006. Hardcover. Corners bumped, else very good plus unused condition with text clean & binding tight.


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    TROIS CENTS CHEFS-D'OEUVRE EN FAC-SIMILÉ

    Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1940. stiff paper wrappers with color illustration tipped-in on front cover. Bibliothèque Nationale. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers with color illustration tipped-in on front cover. (iv), iv, 52, (2) pages. Manuscrits, Enluminures, Incunables, Livres Précieux Estampes, Dessins, Cartes Portulans, Médailles et Antiques. Text in French. A loosely laid-in plate indicates that this copy came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. Kraus' bookplate also on inside front wrapper. Bibliography of the facsimiles in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Small notes written in pencil on back of front wrapper and front free endpaper. First signature coming loose at top, spine split at head and heel, three small scratches on front wrapper, spine torn at head and heel, lightly soiled.


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    PORTRAITS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY by Hewes, Lauren B. and Caroline F. Sloat

    Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 2004. cloth, dust jacket. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 408 pages. Portraits in the Collection of the American Antiquarian Society grew out of a project initiated by Georgia B. Barnhill, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts at the American Antiquarian Society, to update the documentation of the Society's portrait collection reflecting its growth since 1946. The collection is an eclectic one that represents many aspects of the history of the Society: the interests of benefactors who gave their collections to the Society and the impulse to commemorate the Society's leadership. A number of portraits came into the collection with or because of related manuscript or book collections or were commissioned by the Society, and, for these, there is extraordinary information about the circumstances of their production. Art historian Linda J. Docherty addresses the eclectic nature of the collection in an introductory essay in which she notes that "subject matter always took precedence over artistic quality at the Society, which, eschewing aesthetic standards, formed a collection of visual range and great historical import." Hewes, in addition to drafting catalogue entries for each portrait, has written an essay providing an overview of the 164 painted portraits, miniatures, and busts that comprise the Society's portrait collection. She observes that, like other institutional collections, these portraits speak to the Society's mission by reminding its staff of the individuals and ideas that preceded them. But, because AAS is primarily a research library of American history and culture, many of the images are of individuals closely affiliated with the Society's book and manuscript holdings. The Society has not limited itself to the collection of only aesthetically perfect canvases by famed artists, although works by important painters such as Peter Pelham and Christian Gullager became part of the collection in the nineteenth century. The assembling of representative works of period artists has never been a collecting objective; indeed, the observation by a visitor to the Society in 1841 that 'some of them [are] curious specimens of the art of design' still pertains. With 203 black-and-white illustrations and a 24-page color insert. Distributed for the American Antiquarian Society.


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    CATALOGUE OF A COLLECTION OF WORKS ON PUBLISHING AND BOOKSELLING IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCE

    London: Univ. of London, 1936. later cloth with original paper wrappers bound-in, top edge gilt. Bookselling. 8vo. later cloth with original paper wrappers bound-in, top edge gilt. 194 pages. Limited to 500 copies. Contains numerous references to bookbinding works. Light foxing of new endpapers.


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    Süddeutsche Zeitung Bibliothek / Der Magier by Maugham, W Somerset

    Süddeutsche Zeitung. Hardcover. 210x125 mm.


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    UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, WHAT IT IS, AND WHAT IT MIGHT BE. A STATEMENT by Dickson, William P

    Glasgow: James Maclehose & Sons, 1897. self paper wrappers, stiched. small 8vo. self paper wrappers, stiched. 32 pages. Loosely inserted is a handwritten note from Dickson presenting this title. Dickson was the curator of the library at Glasgow.


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    Bibliothek der Unterhaltung und des Wissens : mit Original-Beiträgen der hervorragendsten Schriftsteller und Gelehrten sowie zahlreichen Illustrationen ; Jg. 1903, Band 1

    Stuttgart [u.a.]: Union Dt. Verl.-Ges., 1903. Leinen. 183x118 mm.


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    LIBRARY HISTORY RESEARCH IN AMERICA, ESSAYS COMMEMORATING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBRARY HISTORY ROUND TABLE by Wertheimer, Andrew B. and Donald G. Davis, Jr

    Washington: Library of Congress, The Center for the Book, 2000. hardcover. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 286 pages. First edition. Foreword by John Y. Cole, followed by 16 separate essays on library history. These include Lee Shiflett on Louis Shores, John David Marshall on the Library History Round Table, Wayne A. Wiegand on library literature produced over the period 1947-1997, and many other interesting essays. Also has an essay entitled "In Memory of Oivind M. Hovde (1911-1986)." This collection was originally published as a special issue of the journal Libraries and Culture, Winter 2000, 35:1.


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    Bibliothek der Unterhaltung und des Wissens - Jahrgang 1909 - Band 1

    Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1909. Leinen. 182x118 mm.


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    PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1973 CLINIC ON LIBRARY APPLICATION OF DATA PROCESSI by Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (editor)

    Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois, 1973. cloth. 8vo. cloth. vi, 185 pages. Consists of papers that were presented at the 1973 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Each part written by a different person.


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    The American Historian's Raw Materials. An Address by J. Franklin Jameson with the Presentation and Other Exercises at the Dedication of the William L. Clements Library of Americana, June 15, 1923 by Jameson, J. Franklin

    Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan, 1923. First printing. Quarter cloth over gray paper-covered boards. Paper label. Near fine with nick to label and slight darkening of endpapers.. Frontis, 63 pp. 8vo.


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    LITERA SCRIPTA MANET': GEORGE HUNTLY GORDON AND THE ABBOTSFORD LIBRARY CATALOGUE."|"' by Millgate, Jane

    N.P. (but London): (Oxford University Press), 1998. stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 118-125. An article in "The Library", Sixth Series, Volume XX, No. 2, June 1998 on the catalogue of Sir Walter Scott's library.


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    HÓLAR CATO, AN ICELANDIC SCHOOLBOOK OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY."|"THE by Hermannsson, Halldor (editor)

    Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1958. stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xxxiv, 91, (6) pages. An article in "Islandica", Volume XXXIX, which is "An Annual Relating to Iceland and the Fiske Icelandic Collection in Cornell University Library"


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    ON CALENDARING MANUSCRIPTS by Ford, Worthington Chauncey

    1910. stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp.45-56. Reprinted from Papers, Bibliographical Society of America. With note in ink "100 copies reprinted for the Author" and a note in pencil above it "Note below in hand of Victor Hugo Paltsits."


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    BIBLIOTHECA GRENVILLIANA; PART THE THIRD by (Rye, William Brenchley)

    London: Trustees (of the British Museum), 1872. cloth. Grenville, Thomas. 8vo. cloth. (xi), 219(+1) pages. Completing the Catalogue of the Library Bequeathed to the British Museum by the Late Right Hon. Thomas Grenville. With a General Index. This volume lists everything that was missed in the initial cataloguing of the collection which took place at the time of Thomas Grenville's bequest to the British Museum (circa 1846) and which was published shortly thereafter. Grenville had pursued the most perfect copies for his library which totaled some 20,000 volumes. Boards show moderate wear except that the front board (and cloth) is damaged (broken) along the lower left edge, and, at the head and tail of the spine, the cloth is chipped and cracking at the joints. Inside there is a crack at the hinge between the frontispiece and title page. The leaves of this copy are unopened.


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    FOR THE PEOPLE, FIGHTING FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES by Seymour, William North, Jr. and Elizabeth N. Layne

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1979. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. small 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. xviii, (vi), 189+(1) pages. First edition. A citizen's action manual--a rallying cry in support of libraries and people--with information on what you can do to help protect our public library system and increase government support. A key resource that shows why the survival of the public library is essential to American liberty. Appendices include a Mission Statement for Public Libraries, President Jimmy Carter on Libraries, and a Library Bill of Rights.


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    BIBLIOTHEK, BIBLIOTHEKAR, BIBLIOTHEKSWISSENSCHAFT. FESTSCHRIFT JORIS VORSTIUS

    Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1954. cloth. Vorstius, Joris. large 8vo. cloth. vii, (i), 440 pages. First edition. Joris Vorstius's 60th birthday is celebrated in this festschrift. Vorstius was a celebrated bibliographer. Numerous essays from various scholars, each touching on a bibliographical or library science-realted issue. Illustrated in black-and-white. In German. Pieces of spine covering lacking.


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    DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE ORIENTAL LIBRARY OF THE LATE TIPPOO SULTAN OF MYFORE.|A (drop title) by Stewart, Charles

    N.P.: The British Critic, 1809. self paper wrappers. 12mo. self paper wrappers. pp.547-560. To which are prefixed, Memoirs of Hyder Aly Khan and his Son Tippoo Sultan. Section removed from the British Critic, Vol. XXXIV, December 1809, reviewing this book. The lengthy review provides an excellent summary.


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    DATENSCHUTZ IN BIBLIOTHEKEN MIT OEFFENTLICHER TRAEGERSCHAFT by Winkler, Martin

    Cologne: Greven Verlag, 1980. stiff paper wrappers. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x, 93, (5) pages. This volume deals with the issue of privacy in the realm of public Institutions (i.e. libraries) which have access to personal data. The protection of personal information stored in various public or governmental Information systems is one of the largest concerns in Germany over the past three decades in which such systems have become more prevalent.


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    LONG, WARM FRIENDSHIP: H.L. MENCKEN AND THE ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY by Castagna, Edwin

    Berkeley: Peacock Press, 1966. stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Reprint of an address given before the District of Columbia Library Association. Contains a bibliography of Peacock Press titles in the rear.


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