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The Library World Volume 69 Issue 11

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 May 1968


BOOKS are among the greatest and most wonderful achievements of human genius, they are also a powerful means of struggle for progress. The book accompanies man all his life; it is a creation of his brain and soul. It reflects the life of mankind and is the result of collective efforts of author and publisher, type‐setter and illustrator. But foremost a book is always and everywhere a social and political phenomenon. One of the most apt evaluations of the book was given by V. I. Lenin in 1917, when he was known to state to A. V. Lunacharsky, “The book is a great force indeed”.


(1968), "The Library World Volume 69 Issue 11", New Library World, Vol. 69 No. 11, pp. 269-304.




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