Download The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by Library of Congress, Carla Hayden PDF

By Library of Congress, Carla Hayden

The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the ability of the written be aware and to the historical past of our such a lot loved books. that includes greater than two hundred full-color pictures of unique catalog playing cards, first variation ebook covers, and pictures from the library's fantastic files, this assortment is a visible occasion of the not often noticeable treasures in a single of the world's most renowned libraries and the intense catalog approach that has stored it geared up for centuries. full of attractive evidence on literary classics—from Ulysses to The Cat within the Hat to Shakespeare's First Folio to The Catcher within the Rye—this package deal is an ode to the long-lasting magic and value of books.

Show description

Read or Download The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures PDF

Similar bibliographies & indexes books

Under Eastern Eyes: A Comparative Introduction to East European Travel Writing on Europe (East Looks West, Vol. 2)

This booklet provides twelve experiences explicitly constructed to problematic on trip writing released in e-book shape by means of east Europeans vacationing in Europe from ca. 1550 to 2000. How did east Europeans have located themselves with relation to the inspiration of Europe, and the way has the style of commute writing served as a method of exploring and disseminating those principles?

Explorations in Indexing and Abstracting: Pointing, Virtue, and Power

Indexing and abstracting frequently fail simply because an excessive amount of emphasis is given to the mechanics of description and too little is given to what needs to be defined. this article makes a speciality of how humans search info. Drawing on a delightfully extensive base of highbrow resources—from details conception and vintage literature to Beethoven and MTV—the writer considers the fundamental query of ways we will be able to index and summary our info in order that the person can really locate it.

Education, Society and Human Nature

Meant essentially for schooling scholars this booklet presents an advent to the philosophy of schooling that tackles academic difficulties and even as relates them to the mainstream of philosophical research. one of the academic subject matters the e-book discusses are the goals of schooling, the 2 cultures debate, ethical schooling, equality as an excellent and educational elitism.

Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History, Volume 2 (900-1050

Christian-Muslim family, a Bibliographical historical past 2 (CMR2) is the second one a part of a common background of relatives among the faiths. overlaying the interval from 900 to 1050, it includes a sequence of introductory essays, including the most physique of a couple of hundred targeted entries on the entire works by way of Christians and Muslims approximately and opposed to each other which are recognized from this era.

Extra info for The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures

Example text

Although both of these examples were created after al-Nadim’s catalog was compiled, they are representative of the secular works found in the Fihrist. An incredibly original and unique catalog, the Fihrist lists authors and details of their lives and works while offering candid assessments of their literary value. Along with religion, customs, and science as subjects, al-Nadim dealt with obscure facets of medieval Islamic history, including works on superstition, magic, entertainment, and other, often vulgar, topics.

This should not be surprising considering that the project involved requiring inept local governments, already embroiled in a violent revolution, to catalog vast ecclesiastic libraries. Although the ambitious cataloging project did not result in the formation of a national catalog, it did demonstrate the potential of utilizing a uniform format. Dix Aoút 1792. Siege et prise du Chateau des Tuileries Paris. Chez Aubert, 1804. France’s revolutionary government seized all property, including library holdings.

The Pinakes functioned as both a bibliography and an aid to finding the most important Greek works held by the Library of Alexandria. The Pinakes was arguably the first time anyone compiled a sophisticated list of authors and their works. From the surviving fragments, scholars have deduced that Callimachus divided the scrolls into separate classes, such as poetry, philosophy, and law, and then further subdivided them into a narrower range of subjects or genres. Within each class, the scrolls were arranged alphabetically by author.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 25 votes