1860s Victorian House: LIBRARY.

SUM TOTAL OF GREAT LIBRARIES.-- We have had much to do with dictionaries, first and last--have turned over a thousand pounds of them, perhaps; have watched new editions rising in stately fashion, and found the best were set on Webster's sure foundations. We are grateful to God that he gave us English for our mother-tongue; and we put that mother-tongue to a sacred use when we utter the truthful words that these three books are the sum total of great libraries--the Bible, Shakspeare, and Webster's Royal Quarto.
...Peterson's, pg. 478, December, 1868 quoting The Chicago Evening Journal

1860's major literary works, non-fiction, newspapers and magazines.

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