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

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8915

ISBN: 0805036539

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy of "A Gentle Madness" which is a must have for all Bibliophiles! The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it. "A Gentle Madness" is an adventure among the afflicted. Richly anecdotal and fully documented, it combines the perspective of historical research with the immediacy of investigative journalism. Above all, it... View more info