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Patience and Fortitude : A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

Basbanes, Nicholas

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ISBN 10: 0060196955 / ISBN 13: 9780060196950
Editorial: HarperCollins, New York, NY, 2001
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Complete number line from 1 to 10; lengthy inscription dated Vancouver, B.C., 30 October 2008 by Nicholas Basbanes on half-title page: "For __ -Collector of signed books, with particular thanks for choosing to include this author's efforts in his collection; and a pretty good book scout to boot. All Best, Nicholas A. Basbanes"; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; remainder line on bottom edge; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition; illustrated with black and white photographs; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve. N° de ref. de la librería 152673

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Título: Patience and Fortitude : A Roving Chronicle ...

Editorial: HarperCollins, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good, Not Price Clipped

Edición: American First

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Sinopsis:

In 1995 Nicholas Basbanes introduced a resonant phrase to describe the obsessive passion people have had over the past twenty-five hundred years to possess books, a condition more commonly known as bibliomania, one he christened in his book A Gentle Madness. Reviewing the work in the Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda judged it to be a gallery of wonderful characters, "each more appealing than the last."

Now, in Patience & Fortitude, Basbanes continues his discursive adventures among the gently mad, expanding his focus to probe the more comprehensive concept of book culture. Visiting many key "book places" around the world, he talks with a striking variety of kindred spirits, each one a living testament to the unending relevance of these essential artifacts in our lives.

Drawing its title from the unofficial names of the marble lions that guard the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Patience & Fortitude explores the changing form of the book over the centuries and describes the nature of the institutions that have evolved to contain them, including academic, public, private, and national repositories.

Using the same narrative technique that made A Gentle Madness a national bestseller, Basbanes employs a lively balance of scholarly research with investigative journalism to document many pertinent book stories that have not been told before, and offers unprecedented depth to others that have barely scratched the surface. Picking up seamlessly where its predecessor left off, Patience & Fortitude profiles the experiences and thoughts of all kinds of dedicated "book people," be they librarians, readers, writers, bookmakers, booksellers, preservationists, or collectors.

About the Author:

Nicholas A. Basbanes has worked as an award-winning investigative reporter, a literary editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist. The author of five books, he also writes a regular column for Fine Books & Collections magazine and lectures widely on book-related issues. He and his wife, Constance, live in Massachusetts.

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