BASBANES, NICHOLAS A.
Title Patience & Fortitude: Wherein A Colorful Cast Of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, And Librarians Go About The Quixotic Task Of Preserving A Legacy.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Reprint Edition.
Publisher HarperPerennial, New York: 2003.
0060514469 / 9780060514464
Seller ID 40794X1
Here is an irresistible journey to the great libraries of the past - from Alexandria to Glasonbury - and to contemporary collections at the Vatican, Wolfenbuttel, 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 "bby selling bottles of his own blood." Includes an Index. "Nicholas Basbanes is no ordinary book lover. Not only do books themselves fascinae him, virtually everything about them does as well, including the ways they hae been stored and safeguarded in the past and will be in the future." - Boston Globe
(Key Words: Nicholas A. Basbanes, Libraries, Books on Books, Reading, Book Collecting, Alexandria, Glasonbury, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Widener Library, Vatican Library, Voltaire, Strand Bookstore, William Shakespeare, Leona Rostenberg, Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach,Lawrence Clark Powell, Bodleian Library, New York Public Library, Morgan Library, Herman Melville, Niccolo Machiavelli, Library of Congress, Diana Korzenik, InternetHomer, Houghton Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Grolier Club, John F. Fleming, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Umberto Eco, Kenneth E. Dowlin, Cotsen Children's Library, Robert Coover, John Willis Clark, Thomas Carlyle, British Museum, Bible, Fred Bass, Association of Research Libraries, Alexandria, Wolfenbuttel).