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

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

by Nicholas A. Basbanes
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ISBN-10:
0979949157
ISBN-13:
2900979949158
Pub. Date:
05/30/2012
Publisher:
Fine Books Press
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Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it. A Gentle Madness, finalist for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle award, is an adventure among the afflicted. 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.

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ISBN-13: 2900979949158
Publisher: Fine Books Press
Publication date: 05/30/2012
Pages: 661
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Paul_S85 More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Basbanes has done the book collecting world 2 favors - one is doing the book in the first place, and the second is keeping it in print with updated editions, and available for all types of readers. You will learn about so many bibliophiles - their habits, their collections. Some you will envy, others will make you scratch your head. The experience is well worth it so I encourage readers to take this journey.
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