A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, And The Eternal Passion For Books

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

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.

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

GENERAL
AuthorNicholas A. Basbanes
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100805036539
ISBN-139780805036534
PublisherHenry Holt and Company
Number Of Pages638
Publication Date1995-08-15
DIMENSIONS
Height9.26 inch.
Length6.36 inch.
Width2.14 inch.
Weight2.35 pounds.

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