Book madness : a story of book collectors in America
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2022].
ISBN
0300248482, 9780300248487
Physical Desc
xviii, 378 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Status
Curry Public Library - Adult/General New - Nonfiction
002.075 GIG
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English
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The fascinating history of American bookishness as told through the sale of Charles Lamb's library in 1848 Charles Lamb's library-a heap of sixty scruffy old books singed with smoke, soaked with gin, sprinkled with crumbs, stripped of illustrations, and bescribbled by the essayist and his literary friends-caused a sensation when it was sold in New York in 1848. The transatlantic book world watched as the relics of a man revered as the patron saint of book collectors were dispersed. Following those books through the stories of the bibliophiles who shaped intellectual life in America-booksellers, publishers, journalists, editors, bibliographers, librarians, actors, antiquarians, philanthropists, politicians, poets, clergymen-Denise Gigante brings to life a lost world of letters at a time when Americans were busy assembling the country's major public, university, and society libraries.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gigante, D. (2022). Book madness: a story of book collectors in America . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gigante, Denise, 1965-. 2022. Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gigante, Denise, 1965-. Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gigante, Denise. Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America Yale University Press, 2022.

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