Published February 1994
by Boston Athenaeum Library .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||140|
Get this from a library! 50 books in the collection of the Boston Athenæum.. [Michael Wentworth; Boston Athenaeum.]. Boston, MA: The Boston Athenaeum, 4to. stiff paper wrappers , 4 pages ISBN: Michael Wentworth is the author of 50 Books in the Collection of the Boston Athenum ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 1 review, published ), James Tissot Home My Books/5. Just after it absorbed the Boston Medical Library, the Athenaeum issued a published catalogue of its holdings. In this copy, owned by Dr. John Orne Green in , faint pencil notations can be discerned next to most of the entries for the Boston Medical Library books.
Author of 50 books in the collection of the Boston Athenæum, Catalogue of the library of the Boston Athenaeum, , Pre-twentieth century American and European painting and sculpture, Acquired tastes, The Athenaeum centenary, Change & Continuity, Catalogue of the library, A catalogue of manuscripts from the collections of the Boston Athenaeum. Rare Books The Rare Book Collection of the Boston Athenæum reflects the collecting interests of the Library as it has narrowed its focus from being encyclopedic in the 19th century to its current focus on the humanities. While there are surprising examples of early works on many subjects in the Athenæum, researchers should expect to find depth in certain specific subject areas. The Library maintains lists of book recommendations, including Selected New Books, books by Athenæum Authors, Staff Recommendations, and Books Related to Athenæum Events. Members can recommend books for the Athenæum to purchase at the Circulation desk or via the online form. Please see our Collection Development Policy for the types of books the Athenæum purchases. The Library also houses the King’s Chapel Collection of mostly 17th century theological works, the Brimmer Collection of 18th and early 19th century European books on the fine arts, the Groome Gypsy Collection, the Danforth Alchemy Collection, and the Merrymount Press Collection. Also, the rare book collection includes author’s collections.
The Boston Athenæum was founded in by members of the Anthology Society, literary individuals who began with a plan to have a reading first librarian, William Smith Shaw, and the new trustees had ambitious plans for the Athenæum, basing their vision on the Athenæum and Lyceum in Liverpool, England. Their vision was expanded to include a library encompassing books in all Country: United States. The books were placed in the Athenaeum in and in donated to the collection. In , a handsome cabinet was built to house the library. It sits on the third floor. Books and other materials may be copied using a black & white photocopier with a book handler at a cost of 25 cents per page or 40 cents per double-sided page. Please ask a reference librarian for help with fragile books. Microfilm can be read using a microfilm reader that . (Boston, MA, Ma )—“This is a show about books and manuscripts that are visually appealing,” says Stanley Cushing, the Boston Athenæum’s Anne C. and David J. Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, of his exhibition “Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Rare Books and Manuscripts” (April 24 through August 9, in the Norma Jean Calderwood.