Lunacy and the Arrangement of Books
Place Published: New Castle, Delaware
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press
Date Published: 2003
Edition: First Edition, Third Printing
Book Id: 39000
24pp. Slim octavo [23 cm] Stapled gray and black pictorial wraps.
From the publisher- "A humorous and poignant essay on the idiosyncrasies of book arrangements by collectors over the centuries. Professor Belanger treats the reader to some of the idiotic methods of categorizing and shelving books. One gem from an etiquette book of 1863 decreed that a perfect hostess will see to it that the works of male and female authors be properly segregated on her book shelves. Their proximity, unless they happen to be married, should not be tolerated. This book will bring a smile to the face of any bibliophile. Belanger, founder of the Book Arts Press, is the University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia."