Charles Evans American Bibliographer.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1963. 8vo, xii, , 343pp. plus 8 plates with 10 black-and-white illustrations. Original tan buckram with printed decoration to top board, stamped in brown to backstrip, original orange pictorial dust jacket. dark brown endpapers; illustrated by means of black-and-white facsimiles of drawings and photographs. Backstrip of dust jacket lightly sunned. Fine in a very good dust jacket. First edition. A detailed and captivating biography of one of Americas foremost bibliographers, with several illustrations (including an image of a series of the halved three-by-five cards on which Evans wrote out the notes from which he created his bibliography). Evans became the first librarian of the Indiana Public Library at the age of twenty-two, and went on to become the first treasurer of the American Library Association.
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