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The private library : what we do know, what we don't know, what we ought… (edition 1897)

by Arthur Lee Humphreys

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Title:The private library : what we do know, what we don't know, what we ought to know about our books
Authors:Arthur Lee Humphreys
Info:New York : J. W. Bouton, 1897.
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The author is all for private libraries for gentlemen; no need for public libraries and the riff raft ( )
  jon1lambert | Jul 28, 2014 |
This both a wonderful peek into a Victorian England view of the book and the library, as well as quite a few hard-to-find helpful thoughts on acquiring and managing a personal library. Written in 1897, "The Private Library" contains many tips and observations that are now only of use to the historian of the book, but that in itself is a joy to a reader that loves both books and history.

This is a fairly quick read, which will lead to many margin notes and marks for ideas to return to at a later date while wrestling with your own private library.

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  Osbaldistone | Oct 20, 2011 |
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