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Private Libraries of Providence, with a Preliminary Essay on the Love of Books.

Providence, RI: Sidney S. Rider, 1878. Limited Edition. Explores the libraries of noted Providence collectors, including John Carter Brown, John R. Bartlett, Joseph J. Cooke, Alexander Farnum, C. Fiske Harris, Royal C. Taft, and the author's own. Presentation inscrption by noted libararian and collector William Eaton Foster. Foster attended the "Convention of Librarians" held during the 1876 during which the American Library Association was created. After which, he returned to Providence, RI iand assisted in opening the Providence Public Library and served as its Director until his retirement in 1930. Very Gook. Light shelf/edge wear, light toning at text block edges, presentation inscription at front blank. Half bound, burgundy leather spine and tips, marbled paper boards and endpages, teg, frontispiece, tissueguards.Small 4to. [vi], 255pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #10008

Price: $175.00