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The fortune of books; essays, memories and prophecies of a librarian
Bay, J. Christian (Jens Christian), 1871-1962.
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Chicago : W. M. Hill [1941]

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xi, 442 pages : plates, portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm
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.
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