• New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth
  • 498 pages
  • ISBN: 1584560738
  • ISBN: 9781584560739

Price: $85.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 100307

First edition. Roger Stoddard is a highly respected librarian and author. As Head of Rare Books at Harvard University's famed Houghton Library, he has gained a lifetime of unique experiences. In a series of insightful essays and commentaries, this quiet scholars' scholar shares his work of forty years at one of the great epicenters of power and learning. A beautifully-written memoir, Stoddard's work will be enjoyed by anyone who loves the world of books. One will find his reaction to working with such giants as William A. Jackson and Lawrence C. Worth and a host of other notables. The author shares his insights from the perspective of a young student evolving into one of the foremost librarians in America. Beautifully illustrated with many rare photos, this book should be read by all those who love books and the unique people and institutions that lovingly care for them. Edited by Carol Z. Rothkopf and prefaced by Stephen Weissman. Illustrated.