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
|Author||Nicholas A. Basbanes|
|Publisher||Henry Holt and Company|
|Number Of Pages||638|
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