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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Herman Melville's library

A catalog of Herman Melville's library has been created on LibraryThing. According to the library's profile page, the library "has been graciously catalogued by Merton M. Sealts, Jr. in his work Melville's Reading." The profile describing the library is delightful, with information "supplied by a sub-sub librarian," and Hart Crane's poem, "At Melville's Tomb."

When viewing the library, don't miss the gray text in on one of the top bars that informs you that, "HermanMelville has a suggested style for viewing this library (use it)." When you select the "use it" link, the library display will change to include a "Comments" column, pulling this field from the catalog records, which describes provenance, sources, existence of annotations, etc.


Buck said...

Nice find!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

Barista Uno said...

Always been in love with Melville's writings. Thanks for the link.

You may want to have a reciprocal link with my Marine Cafe Blog. Check it out and let me know if you're interested.