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Patience & Fortitude: Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, and Librarians Go about the Quixotic Task of Preservin

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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, Wolfenbüttel, 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 grand title from the marble lions guarding the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, Basbanes both entertains and delights. And once again, as Scott Turow aptly noted, "Basbanes makes you love books, the collections he writes about, and the volume in your hand."

Synopsis:

The author of A Gentle Madness explores the history and continuing relevance of books, introducing readers to librarians, readers, writers, scholars, bookbinders, booksellers, and collectors around the world. Reprint.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 590-602) and index.

Synopsis:

Basbanes's "A Gentle Madness" focused on the obsessive lives of book collectors. Now, in "Patience & Fortitude, " he considers the more comprehensive concept of book culture--and the continual relevance of books in our lives. Two 16-page inserts.

About the Author

Nicholas A. Basbanes has worked as an award-winning investigative reporter, a literary editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist. The author of five books, he also writes a regular column for Fine Books & Collections magazine and lectures widely on book-related issues. He and his wife, Constance, live in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060514464
Subtitle:
Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, and Librarians Go About the Quixotic Task of Preserving a Legacy
Author:
Basbanes Nicholas, A.
Author:
Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Books
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Libraries
Subject:
Book collecting
Subject:
Books -- History.
Subject:
Books and reading -- History.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20030325
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.1008 in 23.68 oz

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Product details 688 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060514464 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of A Gentle Madness explores the history and continuing relevance of books, introducing readers to librarians, readers, writers, scholars, bookbinders, booksellers, and collectors around the world. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 590-602) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Basbanes's "A Gentle Madness" focused on the obsessive lives of book collectors. Now, in "Patience & Fortitude, " he considers the more comprehensive concept of book culture--and the continual relevance of books in our lives. Two 16-page inserts.

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