BOOKS ON WHEELS: LIBRARY WORK, by Mary R. Lingenfelter - 1943 [SIGNED]


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Books on Wheels: Opportunities in Library Work

by Mary R. Lingenfelter

SIGNED by author. Third printing published by Funk and Wagnalls Company. New York, NY. 1943. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ. 

  • Blue cloth covers, with silver lettering to the front, are mostly clean, exhibiting only minor signs of wear and aging.
  • Boards  are gently scuffed and appear to exhibit mild discoloration along the perimeter with faint flecks to both the front and back. 
  • Corners are gently bumped, mostly notably the front top and bottom right corners and the back bottom right corner which exhibits defined creases. 
  • Spine, featuring silver lettering, exhibits softened ends. 
  • Binding is secure.
  • Ffep bears an inscription signed by the author. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • DJ is nicely preserved behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • DJ is gently scuffed and age-toned, with sunned spine, and exhibits edgewear with small portions missing from spine ends and larger portions missing from the front foot edge; back inner flap is creased.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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147 pages. 5.25" by 7.5".

"This is the story of the making of a librarian. It pictures the difficulties faced, the education and training required, and the rewards that come to those who elect this profession. Books on Wheels will help today's young people to determine their fitness for careers in the library field. Prepared primarily for the independent reader, it will also be particularly useful to teachers of classes in Occupations, Social Studies, English and all other high school courses which dispense information about occupations."

A work of vintage fiction about a woman who decides to take up a career as a librarian. The story focuses on her "adventures" in work, life and love, as she pursues her dream job, particularly working for the county library's bookmobile. This novel was written as part of the Kitson Careers Series, edited by Dr. Harry D. Kitson, Ph.D., of the Teachers College of Columbia University. It has ~20 pages of back matter, including a list of related specialties within the profession, a list of accredited library schools, a bibliography, and a glossary of terms.

EDITION INFO: Third printing with the original illustrated dust jacket, by Stephen Voorhies in blue and orange.

PROVENANCE: Signed and inscribed by author to her doctor "from a grateful patient" and dated Aug 21, 1948.

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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: Dust Jacket
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Reference
Topic: Nonfiction
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company
Year Printed: 1943
Author: Mary R. Lingenfelter
Place of Publication: New York
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