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

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

Basbanes, Nicholas

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Date Published: 1995
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near fine
ISBN: 0805036539
Book Id: 41343

Description

Signed by the author on the title page. 638 pp. Octavo [23.5 cm]; 1/4 black cloth with dark brown paper covered boards. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. The dust jacket is elaborately designed, illustrated, with extensive gold foil stamping; very nice production. Some of the pages of the text block on this copy are just a bit roughly trimmed at the top edge, a minor printing/binding flaw; otherwise a fine copy.

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Includes fifty-five Illustrations as well as a bibliography and an index. Basbanes' first book has become a classic for anyone interested in the world of books.



By This Author: Basbanes, Nicholas
By This Publisher: Henry Holt and Company