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The Resource A gentle madness : bibliophiles, bibliomanes, and the eternal passion for books, Nicholas A. Basbanes

A gentle madness : bibliophiles, bibliomanes, and the eternal passion for books, Nicholas A. Basbanes

Label
A gentle madness : bibliophiles, bibliomanes, and the eternal passion for books
Title
A gentle madness
Title remainder
bibliophiles, bibliomanes, and the eternal passion for books
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas A. Basbanes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Author Nicholas Basbanes, a dedicated bibliophile himself, begins his book 2,200 years ago in Alexandria, when a commitment was made to gather all the world's knowledge beneath one roof. In a series of lively chapters, the continuum then passes through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the twentieth century with a special emphasis on book lore and book culture in Great Britain and North America. In the second half of A Gentle Madness, Basbanes offers a gallery of revealing profiles of living collectors and presents exclusive examinations of the great contemporary stories. The book also includes the most comprehensive bibliography on book collecting compiled in more than a quarter century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Dewey number
002/.075
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z992
LC item number
.B34 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Book collecting
  • Bibliomania
  • Book Collecting
  • USA
  • Bibliofilie
  • Bibliophilie
  • Geschichte
  • Bibliophiler
  • Biographie
  • Bibliophilie
  • Bibliofilie
Label
A gentle madness : bibliophiles, bibliomanes, and the eternal passion for books, Nicholas A. Basbanes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-612) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Touching the hand -- Balm for the soul -- Rule Britannia -- America, Americans, Americana -- Brandy for heroes -- To have and to have no more -- Infinite riches -- Mirror images -- Instant ivy -- Obsessed amateurs -- Destiny -- Continental drift -- The Blumberg collection -- Carpe Diem
Control code
31045134
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 638 pages, 32 pages of plates
Isbn
9780805036534
Lccn
94033931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MU: Closed copy bears manuscript dedication signed by the author.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1727034
  • (OCoLC)31045134
Label
A gentle madness : bibliophiles, bibliomanes, and the eternal passion for books, Nicholas A. Basbanes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-612) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Touching the hand -- Balm for the soul -- Rule Britannia -- America, Americans, Americana -- Brandy for heroes -- To have and to have no more -- Infinite riches -- Mirror images -- Instant ivy -- Obsessed amateurs -- Destiny -- Continental drift -- The Blumberg collection -- Carpe Diem
Control code
31045134
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 638 pages, 32 pages of plates
Isbn
9780805036534
Lccn
94033931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MU: Closed copy bears manuscript dedication signed by the author.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1727034
  • (OCoLC)31045134

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