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

Published San Francisco Chronicle Books, [2017]

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  025.313 CARD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 224 pages : illustrations (chefly color) ; 24 cm.
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.
Other author Library of Congress editor.
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.
ISBN 9781452145402
1452145407
Standard Number 99971663978