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Sinopsis: In the tradition of The Orchid Thief, a compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to catch him.
Rare-book theft is even more widespread than fine-art theft. Most thieves, of course, steal for profit. John Charles Gilkey steals purely for the love of books. In an attempt to understand him better, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged herself into the world of book lust and discovered just how dangerous it can be.
Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars? worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Ken Sanders is the self-appointed ?bibliodick? (book dealer with a penchant for detective work) driven to catch him. Bartlett befriended both outlandish characters and found herself caught in the middle of efforts to recover hidden treasure. With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, she has woven this entertaining cat-and-mouse chase into a narrative that not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes, where he stashed the loot, and how Sanders ultimately caught him but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them, and the temptation to steal them. Immersing the reader in a rich, wide world of literary obsession, Bartlett looks at the history of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages, to examine the craving that makes some people willing to stop at nothing to possess the books they love.
About the Author: Allison Hoover Bartlett's writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and other publications. Her original article on John Gilkey was included in The Best American Crime Reporting 2007.
Título: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Editorial: Riverhead Books
Año de publicación: 2009
Condición del libro: Like New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Like New
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Riverhead Hardcover, 2009. Estado de conservación: Fair. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP85793607
Descripción Riverhead Hardcover, 2009. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP85897650
Descripción Riverhead Hardcover, 2009. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP13230181
Descripción Riverhead Hardcover, 2009. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP65881171
Descripción Riverhead Books, 2009. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. advance reader's copy, I just want to cover shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1503178890483
Descripción Riverhead Books, New York, NY, 2009. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: VG+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: VG+. First Edition / First Printing. Light edgewear, pages starting to yellow, nice clean copy. 274 pages. N-5. Nº de ref. de la librería 035304
Descripción Riverhead Books, New York, 2009. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition, First Printing. True story of a thief, a detective and literary obsession. Not clipped, rem mark. Remainder. Nº de ref. de la librería 006010
Descripción Riverhead Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 288 p. Audience: General/trade. Nº de ref. de la librería 755900
Descripción Riverhead Books 1st printing, NY, 2009. , 274 p., notes, small 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 52126
Descripción Riverhead Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. First Printing. Very Good in dust jacket. Browning to textblock edge; otherwise gently used with NO markings in text; binding is tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000332538