Catalogue of the Dayton Public Library

Catalogue of the Dayton Public Library : Authors, Subjects, and Titles (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Catalogue of the Dayton Public Library: Authors, Subjects, and Titles The library was sustained by membership fees, fifty dollars constituting a membership in perpetuity, thirty dollars a life membership, and three dollars an annual membership. It was opened in a second story room near the north-east corner of Main and Third streets, where it remained until it was removed to the new Phillips building, on the south-east corner of Main and Second streets. Mr. J. D. Phillips, who was a warm friend and liberal supporter of the library, had preposed to construct a room on the second floor of his building especially adapted to the use of the library, and lease it to the association on very favorable terms. The proposition was accepted, and a room forty by sixty feet, with lofty ceiling, supported through the center by handsome Corinthian columns, was prepared. This room was elegantly furnished, by special subscription, at a cost of over two thousand dollars. It is safe to say that at that day there was no library-room in Ohio, outside of Cincinnati, that would compare with it in beauty and convenience. A reading room, supplied with the leading newspapers and magazines, was connected with the library, and the library was a favorite resort for our citizens, and the first place to which a stranger visiting the city was taken. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 790 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 40mm | 1,039g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243097689
  • 9780243097685