INQUIRE WITHIN: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM SINCE 1753. Jane Lancaster.

INQUIRE WITHIN: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM SINCE 1753.

  • Providence: The Providence Athenaeum, 2003.
  • 9 x 10.5 inches
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • xxxvi, 219+(1) pages.
  • ISBN: 0972410910

Price: $29.95  other currencies

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First edition. An outstanding history of this most important historical and influential library. The Providence Athenaeum, 250 years old in 2003, not only played a significant role in defining the cultural, intellectual, and social life of Rhode Island in its early years, but played a major part in shaping America itself. Having withstood numerous wars, depressions, and high times alike, this magnificent library, whose lineage can be traced back to even the nascent Alexandrian Library of Egypt, is one of the oldest standing monuments this side of the Atlantic. And as historic as it may be, it still stands to be a growing, changing institution booming with exceptional people and especially, exceptional collections. Illustrated in black-and-white and color.

Distributed for the Providence Athenaeum.