Author:Basbanes, Nicholas A

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A GENTLE MADNESS: BIBLIOPHILES, BIBLIOMANES, AND THE ETERNAL PASSION FOR BO OKS

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000018445

ISBN: 0805061762

Condition: Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: What a delightful book about books and people who love books! As a second generation bibliophile, a possible bibliomane who had several people move out of my house a year ago because they erroneously believed that my books were taking over the household, and a devout employee of "Earth's Biggest Bookstore," I can vouch that Basbanes accurately describes the glorious role of book collectors as archivists of human knowledge, and -- in continual counterpoint -- sometimes pathologically obsessed book junkies. View more info