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

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Henry Holt and Company #ad - Above all, it is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered and preserved them over the centuries. This book is an adventure among the afflicted -- those with the passion to possess books. A comprehensive bibliography on books is included. Richly anecdotal and fully documented, it combines the perspective of historical research with the immediacy of investigative journalism.

From the great library of alexandria, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the 20th century, here is a gallery of revealing profiles of past and present collectors. Used book in Good Condition.

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Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Topics include how to determine if a book is a first edition, how to work the book fairs, scouting the flea markets, and the importance of handling the goods, the importance of dust jackets, how to spot book club editions, as well as discussing less tangible issues like spotting trends and having a focus.

Then he takes a long look at the pros and cons of Internet buying, illuminating how you can use these electronic tools to your advantage and making this the book no modern collector will want to be without. A field guide for the modern book collectorfrom the author of A Gentle Madness-a book with more than seventy thousand copies in print that delighted bibliophiles everywhere-comes a twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that deals with both the traditional methods of acquisition and the electronic tools now available on the Internet.

Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century #ad - Sharing the superb insight he has gathered from booksellers over the years, Nicholas Basbanes offers a refresher course on the fundamentals that endure, while questioning certain practices of doubtful validity. Used book in Good Condition.

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Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

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Harper #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Picking up seamlessly where its predecessor left off, booksellers, preservationists, writers, readers, " be they librarians, Patience & Fortitude profiles the experiences and thoughts of all kinds of dedicated "book people, bookmakers, or collectors. Reviewing the work in the washington Post, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda judged it to be a gallery of wonderful characters, "each more appealing than the last.

Now, basbanes continues his discursive adventures among the gently mad, in Patience & Fortitude, expanding his focus to probe the more comprehensive concept of book culture. In 1995 nicholas basbanes introduced a resonant phrase to describe the obsessive passion people have had over the past twenty-five hundred years to possess books, a condition more commonly known as bibliomania, one he christened in his book A Gentle Madness.

Visiting many key "book places" around the world, he talks with a striking variety of kindred spirits, each one a living testament to the unending relevance of these essential artifacts in our lives. Drawing its title from the unofficial names of the marble lions that guard the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, including academic, Patience & Fortitude explores the changing form of the book over the centuries and describes the nature of the institutions that have evolved to contain them, private, public, and national repositories.

Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture #ad - Using the same narrative technique that made a gentle Madness a national bestseller, Basbanes employs a lively balance of scholarly research with investigative journalism to document many pertinent book stories that have not been told before, and offers unprecedented depth to others that have barely scratched the surface.

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On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History ALA Notable Books for Adults

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Knopf #ad - . Daniel ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and the scandal of Watergate. The dreyfus affair and the forged memorandum known as “the bordereau”. That the industrial Revolution would never have happened without paper on which to draw designs and blueprints. America’s entry into World War I with the Zimmerman Telegram.

Nicholas basbanes writes about paper, from its invention in china two thousand years ago to its ideal means, by way of Spain in the twelfth century and Italy in the thirteenth at the time of the Renaissance, recording the thoughts of Islamic scholars and mathematicians that made the Middle East a center of intellectual energy; from Europe, to North America and the rest of the inhabited world.

On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History ALA Notable Books for Adults #ad - . Basbanes writes of his travels to get to the source of the story—to China, washi, along the Burma Road, and to Japan, whose handmade paper, is as much an expression of the human spirit as it is of craftsmanship . The alger hiss spy case and Whittaker Chambers’s testimony involving the notorious Pumpkin Papers.

A best book of the year: mother jones, shapers, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, wry,  bloomberg news, literate person not just love this book?”—simon winchester; and A Splendor of Letters “Elegant,  Kirkus Reviews A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses and misuses, and humane”—André Bernard, proliferation, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness; Patience and Fortitude “How could any intelligent, collectors,  National Post, New York Observer.

Basbanes writes about the ways in which paper has been used to record history, conduct business, make laws, and establish identities .

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A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World

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Harper Perennial #ad - In a splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Used book in Good Condition. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer David McCullough to proclaim him "the leading authority of books about books.

In this beautifully packaged edition, Basbanes brings to a close his wonderful trilogy on the remarkable world of books and bibliophiles.

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Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places

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Voyageur Press #ad - Or the salt lake city bookseller who volunteered for a local fundraiser--and came across a 500-year-old copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle. These tales and many others will entertain and inspire casual collectors and hardcore bibliomaniacs alike. Or the collector who, while browsing his local thrift shop, found a collectible copy of Calvary in China--inscribed by the author to the collector's grandfather.

Feed your inner bibliophile with this volume on unearthed rare and antiquarian books. Few collectors are as passionate or as dogged in the pursuit of their quarry as collectors of rare books. 1--the first appearance of Superman-saved their home from foreclosure. In rare books uncovered, expert on rare and antiquarian books Rebecca Rego Barry recounts the stories of remarkable discoveries from the world of book collecting.

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

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Riverhead Books #ad - Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars? worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Most thieves, of course, steal for profit. Ken sanders is the self-appointed ?bibliodick? book dealer with a penchant for detective work driven to catch him.

In an attempt to understand him better, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged herself into the world of book lust and discovered just how dangerous it can be. Rare-book theft is even more widespread than fine-art theft. Used book in Good Condition. Bartlett befriended both outlandish characters and found herself caught in the middle of efforts to recover hidden treasure.

. Immersing the reader in a rich, collection, bartlett looks at the history of book passion, and theft through the ages, wide world of literary obsession, to examine the craving that makes some people willing to stop at nothing to possess the books they love. John charles Gilkey steals purely for the love of books.

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession #ad - With a mixture of suspense, insight, the lure to collect them, where he stashed the loot, and how Sanders ultimately caught him but also explores the romance of books, she has woven this entertaining cat-and-mouse chase into a narrative that not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes, and humor, and the temptation to steal them.

In the tradition of the orchid thief, a compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to catch him.

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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President - Updated and Expanded with New Essays

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - Whatever affects him, affects the nation: From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. This new edition includes new essays bringing the book up to date―because this is still not normal.

Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway bestseller. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both. The prestigious mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their moral and civic "duty to warn" supersedes professional neutrality.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President - Updated and Expanded with New Essays #ad - The trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher. Constrained by the apa’s “goldwater rule, ” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied away from discussing it at all.

As this bestseller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. Used book in Good Condition. Alarmed americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him?That question still plagues us. It’s in his.

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Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

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Harper #ad - Eventually the first printed book was tracked to the library of Cardinal Mazarin in France, and Gutenberg’s forty-two-line Bible was finally credited to him, thus ensuring Gutenberg’s name would be remembered by middle-school students worldwide. Like the works of sarah vowell, john hodgman, and Ken Jennings, Printer’s Error is a rollicking ride through the annals of time and the printed word.

While the book is regarded as the first printed work in the Western world, Gutenberg’s name doesn’t appear anywhere on it. But the march of progress hasn’t been smooth; downright bizarre is more like it. But for the first few hundred years after the invention of the printing press, no one knew who printed the first book.

Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History #ad - P. Used book in Good Condition. This long-standing mystery took researchers down a labyrinth of ancient archives and libraries, repossessed his printing equipment, such as the fact that Gutenberg’s financier sued him, and unearthed surprising details, and started his own printing business afterward. Printer’s error chronicles some of the strangest and most humorous episodes in the history of Western printing, and makes clear that we’ve succeeded despite ourselves.

Romney take us from monasteries and museums to auction houses and libraries to introduce curious episodes in the history of print that have had a profound impact on our world. Take, for example, the Gutenberg Bible. Rare-book expert Rebecca Romney and author J.

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A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World

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Harper #ad - Harper. In a splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Also discussed are the various debates that continue to rage about preservation, or as electronic data, which may mean saving and storing books on paper indefinitely, which are by nature ephemeral. Used book in Good Condition. The matter of "discards" at various libraries takes on an entirely new dimension as well, with fully researched stories about the kind of attitudes that may lead to the loss of “last copies” of important works.

In vivid detail, papyrus scrolls, basbanes examines the many materials that have been used over the centuries to record information -- among them clay tablets, animal skins, palm leaves, slabs of stone, and hammered sheets of gold and copper. In this beautifully packaged edition, Nicholas Basbanes brings to a close his wonderful trilogy on the remarkable world of books and bibliophiles.

A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World #ad - Basbanes continues the lively, and culture he began in 1995 with a gentle madness a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, places, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and biographer David McCullough to proclaim him "the leading authority of books about books.

Basbanes now offers a consideration of the many pressing issues that surround the role of books in contemporary society, such as the willful destruction of books and libraries in Sarajevo, Tibet, and Cambodia, and the spirited efforts to restore them.

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A Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions

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