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The Memory of Mankind: The Story of Libraries Since the Dawn of History

Tolzmann, Don Heinrich; Hessel, Alfred

Published by Oak Knoll Press, U.S.A., 2001
ISBN 10: 1584560495 / ISBN 13: 9781584560494
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Title: The Memory of Mankind: The Story of ...

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: B&W Photos and Illustrations

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.


Fine blue cloth in fine dust wrapper. 4to 188 pgs. Index, select bibliography and endnotes. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 014765

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Synopsis: The Memory of Mankind is an illustrated history of the unique role libraries have played in the history of civilzation.

Don Heinrich Tolzmann took the classic German-language work The History of Libraires by Alfred Hessel (published 1925 and translated by Reuben Peiss in 1950) and expanded it with additional text to cover the important past 75 years.

Tolzmann also completely rewrote the first chapter due to the discovery of many clay tablet libraries in the ancient Middle East, thus expanding our library history knowledge back 5,000 years.

Language Notes: Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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