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.
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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