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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books by  Nicholas A Basbanes - Paperback - 1st Printing - 1999 - from Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA (SKU: 2301486)

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

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

by Basbanes, Nicholas A

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ISBN 10
0805061762
ISBN 13
9780805061765
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Owl / Henry Holt and Company, 1999. 1st Printing. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. First paperback printing. Minimal wear to corners. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxix, [3], 638 pp. Includes new preface prepared for the paperback edition. The quintessential 'book on books'. Basbanes recounts his personal experiences as a bibliophile, and explores the history of mankind's addiction to the printed word. Includes two sections of black & white photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, and index. "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, finalist for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle award, 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 is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered, and preserved them over the centuries.

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Bookseller
Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2301486
Title
A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
Author
Basbanes, Nicholas A
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0805061762
ISBN 13
9780805061765
Publisher
Owl / Henry Holt and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1999
Keywords
BOOKS ON BOOKS BIBLIOPHILIA BOOK COLLECTING COLLECTORS BIBLIOMANIA

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Yesterday's Muse Inc. is an independent used & rare bookseller that has been in operation for over 10 years. We opened our first 'brick and mortar' storefront in December of 2008 in our hometown of Webster, NY.Owner Jonathan Smalter is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), the vice president of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), both of which are trade organizations created to promote ethical online selling practices, and to encourage continuing education among fellow booksellers. He is also a 2011 graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS). He has fifteen years of experience in the book trade, during which time he has become adept at evaluating used and collectible books.

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