A roving chronicle of book people, book places and book culture.
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Book Description Harper, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. 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, in Patience & Fortitude, Basbanes continues his discursive adventures among the gently mad, expanding his focus to probe the more comprehensive concept of book culture. 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, 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, including academic, public, private, and national repositories.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. Picking up seamlessly where its predecessor left off, Patience & Fortitude profiles the experiences and thoughts of all kinds of dedicated "book people," be they librarians, readers, writers, bookmakers, booksellers, preservationists, or collectors. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060196955
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Book Description HarperCollins, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition 2001 first printing, number line starts with 1. Hardcover with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright, no tears no chips no edgewear, Price Not clipped. 8vo, XX + 660 pages, illustrated with photographs, bibliography, index. Bookseller Inventory # 013081
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Book Description Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition.. Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 3D92
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