In a note to bibliophile P. Scott Rubin this week, George Kolbe wrote:
Below is my mind-picture of your library, Scott, formed over the years by your descriptions of it.
Actually, it is from the Daily Telegraph. Last week the newspaper printed the picture which won their weekly "Big Picture" competition.
Many years ago I visited Scott and his library. I asked him for a real photo for comparison (it's on the right).
The library is being reorganized and that is why so many piles are in the middle of the room. Also, not pictured are the shelves that contain the Stack's (up till 1995), Woodward, Chapman and Mehl catalogs. Also the shelves that house 19th century, numismatic literature sales and better special editions. These are all in the same room but on walls not in the photo.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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