DescriptionNicholas A. Basbanes. Signed First Edition of A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. New York: Henry Holt and Company, .
First edition, first printing. Boldly signed and dated by the author in black ink on the half-title. Octavo. 638 pages. With numerous photographs.
Brown cloth spine over brown paper boards, gilt lettering on spine. From all appearances, the book has never been opened, and is in stunning condition. Save for inconsequential bumps to the lower board corners, the book and dust jacket are absolutely perfect. A celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered, and preserved them over the centuries. An excellent addition to any collection!
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