Book Collecting: Personal Rewards and Public Benefits : a Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress on December 7, 1983

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Library of Congress, 1984 - Antiques & Collectibles - 22 pages
Containing a lecture given at the Library of Congress by a book collector specializing in the works of the eighteenth century printer John Baskerville, this pamphlet describes the personal rewards and public benefits of book collecting. The lecture first discusses the "true collector," collecting books printed by John Baskerville, and collecting American book auction catalogs. It then examines three factors involved in the growth of book collections: extension, opportunity, and rationalization. In addition, the lecture describes the role of the collector in preserving books, in the development of significant book collections, and in the scholarly use of materials. (EL)

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