Catalogue of the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, Jul 11, 2015 - 720 pages
Catalogue of the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia was originally compiled by the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia located in Pennsylvania. This book acts as an "index" to the books and other materials inside the library rather than a than a true catalog of books. This publication was prepared to help readers find not only the books the library holds but also to ascertain the subject matter of each book and find other books grouped into similar subjects. This system was developed to assist readers in determining which books they would be interested in much more readily than they were able to do via the previous system.
Every book held by the Mercantile Library is included here and can be located either under the name of the author or under the leading word of the title. All entries are thorough in their attempts to fully identify the book and present a clear idea of the book's scope and purpose. The publication also presents sidebar entries that explain certain topics in more detail and offer further exploration of a given book for the reader. Because a library collection is a constantly changing and evolving entity, this book provides more of an historic glimpse of the collection than one that is currently accurate.
Catalogue of the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia is an interesting read for individuals intrigued by libraries, library collections, and library history. This book is very well organized in its approach and relatively easy to navigate for the interested reader. For anyone who wants to know all of the books contained within the vast collection at the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia near the end of the nineteenth century - this is the book for you!
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