Nicholas A. Basbanes's A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal PDF

By Nicholas A. Basbanes

ISBN-10: 0979949157

ISBN-13: 9780979949159

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Berger, director of special collections, the University of California, Riverside; George B. Griffin, journalist, Douglas, Massachusetts; Priscilla Juvelis, bookseller, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the late William A. Moffett, librarian of the Huntington Library, 1990 to 1995. For showing me the treasures: Nicolas Barker and Mirjam M. Foot, the British Library; William R. Cagle and Joel Silver, the Lilly Library, Indiana University; John Dann, the Clements Library, University of Michigan; Raymond W.

Basbanes. 51. Blumberg peruses a book from his Ottumwa warehouse. Courtesy of Nicholas A. Basbanes. 52. “Dumpster diving,” one of Blumberg’s favorite pastimes. Courtesy of Nicholas A. Basbanes. 53. The Library of Richard Manney. Courtesy of Elliott Kaufman. Acknowledgments Roger E. Stoddard, curator of rare books at the Houghton Library, Harvard University, listened, offered wise counsel, and read substantial portions of the manuscript. For courtesies too numerous to enumerate: Bart Auerbach, bookseller, New York City; Sidney E.

He died in 1838; five years later, his books were “laid out on the salesroom table” and dispersed in a series of successful auctions. ” When his library, known as the Bibliothèque de Goncourt, was offered for sale in 1897 in Paris, the collector’s bold declaration was displayed in an epigraph to the elegant catalogue. Edmond also provided for the establishment of the Académie Goncourt to promote excellence in fiction. France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, was created as a result.

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