Its incredible collections are celebrated in the new book the card catalog books cards and literary treasures flipping through the well worn cards many handwritten and filled with marginalia . The card catalog books cards and literary treasures home books the card catalog books cards and literary treasures by library of congress foreword by carla hayden added may 26 2017 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. The card catalog books cards and literary treasures is the library of congresss loc homage to the card catalog the book gives a good overview of library history the roots of the card catalog go all the way back to ancient sumer with a heavy emphasis on the locs role as the leading us library and producer of card catalog cards. Home card catalog the literary treasures from americas celebrated library library of congress carla hayden card catalog the literary treasures from americas celebrated library library of congress the card catalog is many things a lucid overview of the history of bibliographic practices a paean to the library of congress a . The card catalog is a paean to the library of congress and a collection of bookish trivia what libraries lost when they threw out the card catalog cards and literary treasures
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