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

ISBN-10: 0805061762
ISBN-13: 9780805061765
Edition: 1999 (Revised)
List price: $22.00
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Description: Richly anecdotal and fully documented, this history of book collecting is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered and preserved them over the centuries.

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 3/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Richly anecdotal and fully documented, this history of book collecting is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered and preserved them over the centuries.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface
Prologue
Touching the Hand
Balm for the Soul
Rule Britannia
America, Americans, Americana
Brandy for Heroes
To Have and to Have No More
Infinite Riches
Mirror Images
Instant Ivy
Obsessed Amateurs
Destiny
Continental Drift
The Blumberg Collection
Carpe Diem
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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