Monday, April 17, 2017

Rarely Seen Literary Treasures from the Library of Congress Archives

Literary Hub: In honor of National Library Week (April 9-15), we have curated a selection of rarely seen literary treasures from the Library of Congress Archives, from William Blake’s engraved prophecies to a first edition of The Fire Next Time. Each book cover is paired with its card from the Library of Congress card catalog. Some of these are hand-written, some are printed, and many are annotated by hand, reflecting the meticulous work and invaluable skills of generations of librarians.

1 comment:

Don Coffin said...


Back when libraries had "checkout" cards in little sleeves, I liked to see who else had checked out the books I was reading (my local public library and my high school library did this into the 1970s, or maybe later).