Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1937,
First Edition. quarto, original printed heavy paper wrappers. xxvi, (428)pp. Otto Harrassowitz, Item #27165
Leyh is considered one of the defining figures of the German library system in the period between the two world wars. In 1912 he pleaded in a fundamental essay, the dogma of the systematic arrangement for reasons of space saving for the "mechanical", not arranged by subject list of books in library magazines , which was taken over in the following decades by most scientific libraries in Germany. In addition, he published numerous works on other issues of the library system (such as library organization or library construction ), based also on his experience in the University Library Tübingen. Frontispiece portrait plus 21 plates. Various authors including Theodore Koch. Uncut, unopened. Name and date inside front endpaper, otherwise a near fine, clean, solid copy.