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Patience and Fortitude: Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, D

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS:

Seller ID: 9780060514464

ISBN: 0060514469

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In his national bestseller, A Gentle Madness, Nicholas Basbanes explored the sweet obsession people feel to possess books. Now, Basbanes continues his adventures among the "gently mad" on an irresistible journey to the great libraries of the past -- from Alexandria to Glastonbury -- and to contemporary collections at the Vatican, Wolfenbuttel, and erudite universities. Along the way, he drops in on eccentric book dealers and regales us with stories about unforgettable collectors, such as the gentleman who bought a rare book in 1939 "by selling bottles of his own blood."Taking the book's ... View more info

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Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS:

Seller ID: 9780060593230

ISBN: 0060593237

Condition: USED


Inspired by a landmark exhibition mounted by the British Museum in 1963 to celebrate five eventful centuries of the printed word, Nicholas A. Basbanes offers a lively consideration of writings that have "made things happen" in the world, works that have both nudged the course of history and fired the imagination of countless influential people.In his fifth work to examine a specific aspect of book culture, Basbanes also asks what we can know about such figures as John Milton, Edward Gibbon, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Adams, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln... View more info