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

Nicholas A. Basbanes

Published by U.S.A.: Henry Holt and Company, 1995
ISBN 10: 0805036539 / ISBN 13: 9780805036534
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Title: A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes,...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Henry Holt and Company

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hardcover 1st printing of the 1st edition (Holt, 1995; # line with "1" being smallest number). Fine in fine dust jacket with the tiniest of small bends to dj tips. Unclipped. 5" x 7" Publisher's card (for booksellers) laid in - one side reproduces dj image; other reproduces dj blurb w. ordering information. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17052319243

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Synopsis: 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.

Product Description: National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

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