Rarely Seen Literary Treasures from the Library of Congress Archives

Celebrating Library Week With First Editions and Card Catalogs

April 10, 2017  By Literary Hub
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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.

 

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Images via The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures, compiled by the Library of Congress, published by Chronicle Books 2017.











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