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Title The card catalog : books, cards, and literary treasures / the Library of Congress ; foreword by Carla Hayden.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    025.313 CAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 224 pages : illustrations (chefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary 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 brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years. Packed with engaging facts on literary classics from Ulysses to The Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare's First Folio to The Catcher in the Rye this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of books.
Subject Library of Congress -- History.
Library of Congress -- Catalogs -- History.
Card catalogs -- United States -- History.
Catalog cards -- United States -- History.
Library catalogs -- History.
Cataloging -- History.
Classification -- Books -- History.
Added Author Library of Congress, editor.
ISBN 9781452145402 hardcover
1452145407 hardcover

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