A GENTLE MADNESS. Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes And The Eternal Passion For Books. Signed.

New York: Henry Holt & Company, (1995). 1995.

First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. First Edition, first issue with all the correct issue points and $35.00 on the front flap, Signed by Nicholas Basbanes on the half-title page. Thick 8vo. 638 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 black cloth over cinnamon paper covered boards, gilt titles to the spine in a fine illustrated dustwrapper. A classic of book collecting. "Mr. Basbanes offers memorable milestones of collecting and collectors. It is compulsory for anyone seriously interested in books or curious about the manic nature of collecting". The New York Times. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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