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

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Richly anecdotal and fully documented, "A Gentle Madness" is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered, and preserved them ... Show synopsis

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  • A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books (Fine Books Press) – Trade paperback (2012)
    by Nicholas A Basbanes

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

    Trade paperback, Fine Books Press
    2012
    English
    Revised with a New Preface by ed.
    661 pages

    ISBN: 0979949157
    ISBN-13: 9780979949159

    A Gentle Madness continues to astound and delight readers about the passion and expense a collector is willing to make in pursuit of the book. The book 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 ... Show more

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by AlanPr on Jan 29, 2009

It's astonishing to find book lovers who haven't read or who aren't aware of "A Gentle Madness." It's the best book on books I've ever read. I'm grateful to the author, because he has solved the question of what to give them as birthday or holiday gifts.

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