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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, And The Eternal Passion For Books (Signed First Edition)

Basbanes, Nicholas A.

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ISBN 10: 0805036539 / ISBN 13: 9780805036534
Editorial: Henry Holt, New York, 1995
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First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For David - / A bibliophile who feeds his wife's bibliomania; one of the gently mad, with regards and best wishes. / Nick Basbanes / New York City / 18.III.1996." Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 122249

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

Editorial: Henry Holt, New York

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

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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