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Treasures of the Library of Congress (INSCRIBED by Librarian of Congress Daniel J Boorstin)

Goodrum, Charles A.; Pavese, Edith M.

ISBN 10: 0810916614 / ISBN 13: 9780810916616
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1980
Condition: Fine- Hardcover
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Hardcover with dustjacket : fine minus / very good minus Jacket in mylar protector. Inscribed on title page by Daniel J. Boorstin, 12th Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987 : "For Jan Gordon -- from Daniel Boorstin." Jacket has light soiling and a 1/4" tear. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 069711

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Title: Treasures of the Library of Congress (...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover with Dustjacket

Book Condition:Fine-

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Signed: Signed By Significant Person

Edition: First Edition First Printing.

Book Type: Book

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Photographs and text comprise an expert tour of the holdings of the Library of Congress

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This revised and expanded edition of Goodrum's ( Advertising in America ) tour of the vast holdings of the Library of Congress, originally published in 1981, will quench almost anyone's thirst for knowledge. The encyclopedic guide is impressive in range and depth, and provides evidence that the Library is one of the world's greatest repositories of wisdom. The author selects 500 of its "treasures" to highlight, among them: the Gutenberg Bible; Ptolemy's 1482 atlas; Dorothea Lange's photographs; and ancient Chinese, Japanese and Arabic texts. Wisely eschewing a strict chronological examination, Goodrum details the origins and creation of each object with animated or 'animated'? aa precision. He also emphasizes the Library's commitment to the preservation and promotion of our multinational heritage, and to the dissemination of information worldwide. Amusing and informative anecdotes about the Library's administrators and patrons enlivenrecently used 'illuminate'.aa theunnec. aa history of the institution, and the numerous magnificent illustrations are a splendid visual celebration of cultural achievement.
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