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By Nicholas A. Basbanes

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ISBN-13: 9780979949159

Whilst first released, A mild Madness astounded and overjoyed readers in regards to the ardour and price a collector is prepared to make in pursuit of the booklet. Written sooner than the emergence of the net yet newly up to date for the twenty first Century reader, A mild Madness captures that final second in time while creditors pursued their passions in dusty bookshops and road stalls, excessive stakes auctions, and the subterfuge necessary of a real bibliomaniac. An event one of the stricken, A mild Madness is vividly anecdotal and punctiliously researched. Nicholas Basbanes brings an investigative reporter s middle to light up creditors prior and found in their pursuit of bibliomania. Now a undying vintage of accumulating, no lover of books can pass over A light Madness.

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Summer interns working at the National Yiddish Book Center. Courtesy of Nicholas A. Basbanes. 36. Ruth Baldwin (1918–1990). Courtesy of the University of Florida. 37. Chef Louis Szathmary II. Courtesy of Szathmary Culinary Arts Collection, Johnson and Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island. 38. Louise Taper of Beverly Hills, California. Courtesy of Louise Taper. 39. Harry Huntt Ransom. Portrait by Robert Joy. Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin. 40. William H. Scheide of Princeton, New Jersey.

Title page of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s works (1623). Courtesy of Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image. 29. A first-edition copy of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794). Courtesy of Sotheby’s. 30. Charles L. Blockson. Courtesy of Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University. 31. Arthur Alfonso Schomburg (1874–1938) circa 1910. Courtesy Figuras Historicas De Puerto Rico, Vol. 2, Adolfo R. Lopez, editor. 32. A page from the corrected typescript for the opening episode of Finnegans Wake.

Basbanes About the Author A World of Letters Editions & Impressions Every Book Its Reader A Splendor of Letters Among the Gently Mad Patience & Fortitude A Gentle Madness A Gentle Madness Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books With a New Preface NICHOLAS A. , 101 Europa Drive, Suite 150 Chapel Hill, NC Copyright © 1995 by Nicholas A. Basbanes Preface copyright © 2012 by Nicholas A. Basbanes All rights reserved. Cataloging-in-Publication Data is on file with the Library of Congress eISBN 978-0-9799491-6-6 Fine Books Press books are available for special promotions and premiums as well as for classroom instructions.

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