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Product Description: Everything you need to know about collecting books, in one classic guide.Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the most important questions a book lover and collector might have—what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and rarity of books, and more...read more
By Nicholas A. Basbanes (introduced by)

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9781629147918 | Reissue edition (Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, January 20, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Everything you need to know about collecting books, in one classic guide.

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9780307266422 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 15, 2013, cover price $35.00

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9780307279644 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, July 1, 2014), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: "Some books are unreservedly forgotten; none are unreservedly remembered."-W. H. Auden"A room without books is like a body without a soul."-Cicero"The proper study of mankind is books."-Aldous HuxleyThis collection of more than five hundred quotations captures the wisdom and wit of the most insightful things ever said about books, spoken and written by such legendary figures as: Aeschylus, Ernest Hemingway, John Ruskin, Woody Allen, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Scribner, Maya Angelou, Franz Kafka, George Bernard Shaw, Jane Austen, Helen Keller, Wallace Stevens, Francis Bacon, Malcolm X, Robert Penn Warren, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Groucho Marx, William Carlos Williams, William Faulkner, John Milton, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Frost, George Orwell, and W...read more
By Nicholas A. Basbanes (foreword by)

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9781620876251 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, July 1, 2013, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: "Some books are unreservedly forgotten; none are unreservedly remembered.

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Product Description: Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Germany's literary giant. This is a new edition of his penetrating study of marriage and passion, bringing together four people in an inexorable manner...read more
By Nicholas A. Basbanes (introduced by)

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9780192828613, titled "Elective Affinities" | Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 1994, cover price $8.95 | also contains Elective Affinities | About this edition: Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Germany's literary giant.

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Product Description: During the final quarter of the last century, writer Nicholas Basbanes, acclaimed author of A Gentle Madness, enjoyed the rare opportunity as literary editor of the Worcester, Massachusetts, Telegram & Gazette, to interview literally hundreds of authors passing through Boston on publicity tours...read more

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9780979949135 | Fine Books Pr, May 15, 2010, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: During the final quarter of the last century, writer Nicholas Basbanes, acclaimed author of A Gentle Madness, enjoyed the rare opportunity as literary editor of the Worcester, Massachusetts, Telegram & Gazette, to interview literally hundreds of authors passing through Boston on publicity tours.

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Product Description: For Yale University Press, which celebrates its hundredth birthday in 2008, the century has been an eventful one, punctuated with no few surprises. The Press has published more than 8,000 volumes through the years, scores of bestsellers and award-winners among them, and these books have come to fruition through the efforts of a host of colorful authors, editors, directors, board members, and others of intellectual and literary renown...read more

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9780300115987 | Yale Univ Pr, October 21, 2008, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: For Yale University Press, which celebrates its hundredth birthday in 2008, the century has been an eventful one, punctuated with no few surprises.

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From the acclaimed author of A Gentle Madness comes a new collection of more than thirty dispatches from the world of books. Reports on a nascent library in Iraq and a firsthand account of a high-stakes book auction combine with provocative discussions of the deliberate destruction of books and insightful profiles of book collectors, writers, and librarians to create a panoramic view of bibliomania.

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9780979949104, titled "Editions and Impressions: Twenty Years on the Book Beat" | 1 edition (Fine Books Pr, December 8, 2007), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: From the acclaimed author of A Gentle Madness comes a new collection of more than thirty dispatches from the world of books.

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An exploration of some of the literary works that have most influenced human culture is based on a landmark British Museum exhibition and includes coverage of publications by such writers as David McCullough, Harold Bloom, and Elaine Pagels. By the author of A Splendor of Letters. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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9780060593230 | Harpercollins, December 1, 2005, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In celebration of five eventful centuries of the printed word, Basbanes considers of writings that have 'made things happen' in the world, works that have both nudged the course of history and fired the imagination of influential people.

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9780060593247 | Perennial, December 1, 2006, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: An exploration of some of the literary works that have most influenced human culture is based on a landmark British Museum exhibition and includes coverage of publications by such writers as David McCullough, Harold Bloom, and Elaine Pagels.

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A continuation of the study that began with A Gentle Madness and Patience & Fortitude considers the issues that surround the role of books in contemporary society, including book and library destruction and preservation in various parts of the world. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9780060082871 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, December 1, 2003), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Considers the issues that surround the role of books in contemporary society, including book and library destruction and preservation in various parts of the world.

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9780060580803 | Reprint edition (Perennial, November 1, 2004), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A continuation of the study that began with A Gentle Madness and Patience & Fortitude considers the issues that surround the role of books in contemporary society, including book and library destruction and preservation in various parts of the world.

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Offers a field guide to modern book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first or book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780805051599 | 1 edition (Henry Holt & Co, November 1, 2002), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Offers a field guide to book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first of book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling.

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9780805074413, titled "Among the Gently Mad: Perspectives and Strategies for the Book Hunter in the Twenty-First Century" | 2 reprint edition (Owl Books, November 1, 2003), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Offers a field guide to modern book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first or book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling.

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Product Description: Sixty works on paper from over 20,000 reveal the depth of Australia's most important collection of Australian prints and drawings are dated from 1790 -2001. Every important artist is included in this rich repository and the publication shows the vitality of the artist in this country from the time of its first settlements...read more

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9780724102181 | Natl Gallery of Victoria, June 1, 2003, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Sixty works on paper from over 20,000 reveal the depth of Australia's most important collection of Australian prints and drawings are dated from 1790 -2001.

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The author of A Gentle Madness explores the history and continuing relevance of books, introducing readers to librarians, readers, writers, scholars, bookbinders, booksellers, and collectors around the world. Reprint.

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9780060514464 | Reprint edition (Perennial, April 1, 2003), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The author of A Gentle Madness explores the history and continuing relevance of books, introducing readers to librarians, readers, writers, scholars, bookbinders, booksellers, and collectors around the world.

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Product Description: The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it. A Gentle Madness, finalist for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle award, is an adventure among the afflicted...read more

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9780756753399 | Reprint edition (Diane Pub Co, February 1, 2002), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it.
9780805036534, titled "A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books" | Henry Holt & Co, August 1, 1995, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A history of book lore, book culture, and book lovers begins in Alexandria more than 2,500 years ago and passes through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present, offering special emphasis on collecting in Great Britain and North America

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9780805061765, titled "A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books" | Owl Books, March 1, 1999, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A history of book lore, book culture, and book lovers begins in Alexandria more than 2,500 years ago and passes through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present, offering special emphasis on collecting in Great Britain and North America

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The author explores the history and continuing relavance of books, introducing readers to librarians, readers, writers, scholars, bookbinders and booksellers around the world. 40,000 first printing.

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9780060196950 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, October 1, 2001), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Explores the history and continuing relevance of books, introducing readers to librarians, readers, writers, scholars, bookbinders, and booksellers around the world.

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Product Description: From an Amazon reader review: "Spanning the long period from ancient times, when books were hand-copied, to the modern day, "A Gentle Madness" takes us on a strange and exciting journey through the world of rare book collectors. Our society owes a lot to book collectors...read more

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9780805048261 | Henry Holt & Co, December 1, 1996, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: From an Amazon reader review: "Spanning the long period from ancient times, when books were hand-copied, to the modern day, "A Gentle Madness" takes us on a strange and exciting journey through the world of rare book collectors.

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