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Books in the war: the romance of library war service

Collection Data

Koch, Theodore Wesley, 1871-1941 (Author)
Falls, C. B. (Charles Buckles), 1874-1960 (Binding designer)
American Library Association. Library War Service (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1919
Place: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Publisher: The Riverside Press
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KF 1919 17-11
World War, 1914-1918 -- Libraries
American Library Association. Library War Service
Red Cross and St. John War Hospital Library
Camps' Library (Great Britain)
Soldiers' libraries -- United States
Soldiers' libraries -- Great Britain
Soldiers' libraries -- Europe
Soldiers -- Books and reading
Content: "The present volume is an amplification of the first part of my War libraries and allied studies"--Preface.
Content: Includes index.
Additional physical form: Also available online (various copies) via Hathitrust and Internet Archive.
Acquisition: Purchase; Old Scrolls Book Shop; 04-08-2013 Copy in *KF 1919 17-11
Biographical/historical: The full-page color illustration mounted on the cover depicts a soldier carrying a stack of books. The image originated as a poster commissioned by the Library War Service of the American Library Association, with lettering "Books wanted for our men in camp and 'over there.' Take your gifts to the public library." It was also used as a bookplate by the Library War Service.
Physical Description
Extent: Xix, 388 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 109 unnumbered pages of plates :illustrations, facsimiles ; 21 cm
Copy in *KF 1919 17-11: American Library Association Library War Service (bookplate, with reduced version of the front cover; lettering: "War Service Library. Books are provided by the people of the United States through the American Library Association for the use of soldiers and sailors"; American Library Association War Service book card, unmarked, inserted in diagonal card holder sleeve mounted on back pastedown). NN
Publisher's dark brown ribbed cloth, lettered in yellow. Mounted on front cover is a full-page color illustration, lettered with title and name of author; signed "F" (C.B. Falls).
Type of Resource
Library of Congress Control Number: 19015509
RLIN/OCLC: 1541244
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19799265
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 24c9b2c0-8f02-0138-3b86-69d5f47036bc
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