A Gentle Madness – Basbanes, Nicholas

A Gentle Madness – Basbanes, Nicholas

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ISBN: 0805036539
Title: A Gentle Madness
Author: Basbanes, Nicholas
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1995
Edition: First Edition. Second Printing.
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Very small bump on bottom of front board.

Synopsis: When it was first published, A Gentle Madness astounded and delighted readers with stories about the lengths of passion, expense, and more that collectors will go in pursuit of the book. Written before the emergence of the Internet but newly updated for the twenty-first century reader, A Gentle Madness captures that last moment in time when collectors frequented dusty bookshops, street stalls, and high-stakes auctions, conducting themselves with the subterfuge befitting a true bibliomaniac. A Gentle Madness is vividly anecdotal and thoroughly researched. Nicholas A. Basbanes brings an investigative reporter’s heart and instincts to the task of chronicling collectors past and present in pursuit of bibliomania. Now a classic of collecting, A Gentle Madness is a book lover’s delight.

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ISBN: 0805036539
Title: A Gentle Madness
Author: Basbanes, Nicholas
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1995
Edition: First Edition. Second Printing.
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Very small bump on bottom of front board.

Synopsis: When it was first published, A Gentle Madness astounded and delighted readers with stories about the lengths of passion, expense, and more that collectors will go in pursuit of the book. Written before the emergence of the Internet but newly updated for the twenty-first century reader, A Gentle Madness captures that last moment in time when collectors frequented dusty bookshops, street stalls, and high-stakes auctions, conducting themselves with the subterfuge befitting a true bibliomaniac. A Gentle Madness is vividly anecdotal and thoroughly researched. Nicholas A. Basbanes brings an investigative reporter’s heart and instincts to the task of chronicling collectors past and present in pursuit of bibliomania. Now a classic of collecting, A Gentle Madness is a book lover’s delight.

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pa_author

Nicholas Basbanes

pa_binding

Hardcover

pa_condition

NF

pa_edition

First Edition

pa_isbn

0805036539

pa_publicationdate

1995

pa_publisher

Henry Holt & Company, New York

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