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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   / by Arthur L. Humphreys.
Name/Creator
Humphreys, Arthur Lee, 1865-1946, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:3277357 
Location
Networked Resource

Widener
Place of Origin
London
Publisher
Strangeways & Sons
Language
English
Description
vi, 162 p. ; 21 cm.
Form/Genre
text

bibliography

print
Classification
Z992 .H92
Subject
Book collecting ;  Private libraries

Category
Published materials

Art of reading

Library records

English

19 century

Note
What is a good edition? -- What is a fine copy? -- Book values -- On the care of books -- The art of reading -- Common-place books -- Reference books -- Boudoir libraries -- Bookbinding -- Book hobbies -- Old country libraries -- Weeding out -- The catalogue -- Classification of books -- Bookcases -- Miscellaneous appliances -- The library annexe -- A librarian -- The library architecturally -- Munificent book-buying -- The Medici and their friends -- The Dukes of Urbino --Pieresc -- Mr. Ruskin's advice.

Includes bibliographical references and index.