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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books

Basbanes, Nicholas A.

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ISBN 10: 0805036539 / ISBN 13: 9780805036534
Edité par Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1995
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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2nd Printing. Fine in Near Fine dj with a faint trace of shelfware and one light scratch on front cover. N° de réf. du libraire 101926

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Titre : A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes ...

Éditeur : Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Edition : 2nd Ed.

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Synopsis :

This book is an adventure among the afflicted -- those with the passion to possess books. Richly anecdotal and fully documented, it combines the perspective of historical research with the immediacy of investigative journalism. Above all, it is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered and preserved them over the centuries. From the great library of Alexandria, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the 20th century, here is a gallery of revealing profiles of past and present collectors. A comprehensive bibliography on books is included.

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What a delightful book about books and people who love books! As a second generation bibliophile, a possible bibliomane who had several people move out of my house a year ago because they erroneously believed that my books were taking over the household, and a devout employee of "Earth's Biggest Bookstore," I can vouch that Basbanes accurately describes the glorious role of book collectors as archivists of human knowledge, and -- in continual counterpoint -- sometimes pathologically obsessed book junkies.

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