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

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When first published, A Gentle Madness astounded and delighted readers about the passion and expense a collector is willing to make in pursuit of the book.

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Written before the emergence of the Internet but newly updated for the 21st Century reader, A Gentle Madness captures that last moment in time when collectors pursued their passions in dusty bookshops and street stalls, high stakes auctions, and the subterfuge worthy of a true bibliomaniac. An adventure among the afflicted, A Gentle Madness is vividly anecdotal and thoroughly researched. Nicholas Basbanes brings an investigative reporter s heart to illuminate collectors past and present in their pursuit of bibliomania. Now a timeless classic of collecting, no lover of books can miss A Gentle Madness.

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Author Nicholas A. Basbanes
Publisher Fine Books Press
Page Count 678pp
Publication Size 5.25 x 8.25 x 1.25
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date May 2012
ISBN 978-0979949159

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