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  • Kaufman, P. ; Aitken, W. R. ; Library Association.

    Published by Library Association, London, 1971 reprint of 1969 first edition, 1971

    ISBN 10: 085365171XISBN 13: 9780853651710

    Seller: Wykeham Books, LONDON, United Kingdom

    Association Member: ABA ILAB PBFA

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    Cloth, 8vo, 233 pp, plates. Contents Include: Foreword; Preface; I. The Eighteenth-Century Forerunner of the London Library; II. Some Reading Trends in Bristol 1773-84; III. English Book Clubs and their Social Import; IV. Glimpses of Reading in some West Country Book Clubs; V. Reading Trends at Cathedral Libraries; VI. Mr. Yorick in the Minster Library; VII. New Light from Parochial Libraries; VIII. An Introduction to Libraries of Dissent: Zion's; Temple, Manchester; IX. Coffee Houses as Reading Centres; X. Community Readers at the Shrewsbury School; Library; XI. Scotland as the Home of Community Libraries; XII. Dundee, Mother of Burgh Libraries; XIII. Innerpeffray: Reading for all the People; XIV. Lead Hills: Library of Diggers; XV. Community Libraries of Ireland and Wales; XVI. The Community Library: A Chapter in English; Social History; XVII. In Defence of Fair Readers; Index. Booklabel of the bibliophile A R A Hobson on front pastedown endpaper, signed and dated by him on the front free endpaper, and with his 4-line verse dismissal of the author inscribed in ink on the half-title: 'O leaden-footed Doctor Paul, whose every essay is 'unique'.', and two ink annotations in his hand, one at the end of Chapter XII reading "This thoroughly mistaken account is corrected by Thomas Kelly ". Spine curved with creasing to the dustwrapper spine-panel, otherwise Near Very Good in slightly rubbed dustwrapper with slight fading to the spine-panel.