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Nicholas A. Basbanes
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 8 years ago
Book scouting sounds like one of those oddly intriguing careers, like a treasure hunter or a salvage diver. Mostly miss and every so often a massive hit but always the thrill of the chase. Rare Books Uncovered is a collection of 52 stories from some of the more well known (relatively) scouts, lib...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 11 years ago
I had high hopes for this book. After all, the origins, making, uses and history of paper should be extremely interesting? Not this book. This book is disjointed and jumps around from topic to topic, most of which are only vaguely related to paper. It is a combination of travelogue, lengthy inte...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it 11 years ago
*1.8 Stars*Scorecard: (Out of 10)* Quality of Writing - 2* Pace - 2* Plot development - 1* Characters - NA* Enjoyability - 1* Insightfulness - 1* Ease of Reading - 1* Photos/Illustrations - 10Final Score = 18/80; 23%Never, NEVER have I suffered through a book as hard as I did this one. This book...'...
JeffreyKeeten rated it 13 years ago
Beautiful, ornate edition of "A Gentle Madness"This is the third volume in the bibliophile trilogy that began with [b:A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books|791098|A Gentle Madness Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books|Nicholas A. Basba...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 14 years ago
Oh my God! There are people crazier than me out there!This is one long book, about people who love books to the point of madness, and the world they've created for themselves to play in. It's a delight to go there with a cicerone as astute and witty as Basbanes.Dozens and dozens of modern-day biblio...
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