First edition, later printing, 8vo, pp. xvi, , 638; black & white plates; very good with the prospectus laid-in. A fascinating book on book collecting carried to the extreme, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction.
Fine in Fine in Plastic Cover jacket. 8vo. Illustrated: black and white plates. This states 1st edition published by Henry Holt. There is a reference to: First Owl Book Edition" in 1996 on the copyright page however the Owl Book edition of 1996 is only a paperback edition.
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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