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

Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

By Nicholas A. Basbanes

Henry Holt and Co., 9780805036534, 656pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1995

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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist



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

"Bibliophile Basbanes has written an exceptionally entertaining and comprehensive history of bibliomania, which turns out to be not so gentle an obsession after all."-Booklist (starred)

"An impressive achievement in its compilation of vast imformation, as well as instructive and interesting. It is compulsory for anyone seriously interested in books or curious about the manic nature of collecting. "-The New York Times Book Review

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