Monday, December 19, 2011

Library stamps from Institut d'Egypte

Distributed on MELANET, the mailing list of the Middle East Librarians Association - reposted here with permission (see also the aggregation of information on The Fire at the Institut d'Egypte Cairo)


FYI: During a visit to National Library and Archives of Egypt today, I took photos of the different library stamps seen in the materials recovered from the Institut d'Egypte. The fourth image is perhaps not as clear as I thought.

With the permission of NLAE Director Dr. Zain Abdel-Hady, I am posting these with the hopes that it would be useful should any of the Institut's holdings be spotted in the antiquarian book market. This is merely a precaution and should not be construed as anything being reported missing or outside the control of NLAE or the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

Please feel free to share or distribute to interested parties.

This activity falls in line with MELA's committee on Iraqi Libraries efforts to collect stamps and ownership marks of Iraqi libraries and make these available for public knowledge and awareness:

http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/mela/LibraryStamps/LibraryStamps.htm


Sincerely,

William.


William J. Kopycki
Field Director
Library of Congress--Cairo, Egypt
US Embassy
8 Kamal al-Din Salah St.
Garden City, Cairo
Egypt
Tel. +20-2-2797-3564
Fax +20-2-2796-0233
wkopycki@loc.gov




2 comments:

Tom Elliott said...

Original link got borked by email program. Here it is unsullied: http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/mela/LibraryStamps/LibraryStamps.htm.

Charles Jones said...

Thanks for catching that Tom. It's fixed now in the body of the message/