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  • THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession. by Bartlett, Allison Hoover.
    Bartlett, Allison Hoover.
    THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of convicted book thief, John Charles Gilkey, and how - with the help of his fellow booksellers and an unusual cop that took book theft seriously - antiquarian bookseller Ken Sanders, ABAA security chair and a self-professed biblio-detective, cracked the case and exposed the book thief. Notes. 274 pp. ISBN: 1594488916.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 78906
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  • A GENTLE MADNESS: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. by Basbanes, Nicholas A.
    Basbanes, Nicholas A.
    A GENTLE MADNESS: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - Fascinating stories about bibliomania and book collecting through the years - including sections on many responsible for building some of the great collections in the US - from Ruth Baldwin to Ransom to Schomberg. A true feast for book lovers. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. 631 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-3653-9.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 59432
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  • A GENTLE MADNESS: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. by Basbanes, Nicholas A.
    Basbanes, Nicholas A.
    A GENTLE MADNESS: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - Fascinating stories about bibliomania and book collecting through the years - including sections on many responsible for building some of the great collections in the US - from Ruth Baldwin to Ransom to Schomberg. A true feast for book lovers. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. 631 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-3653-9.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 59433
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  • A GENTLE MADNESS: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. by Basbanes, Nicholas A.
    Basbanes, Nicholas A.
    A GENTLE MADNESS: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1996.). Fascinating stories about bibliomania and book collecting through the years - including sections on many responsible for building some of the great collections in the US - from Ruth Baldwin to Ransom to Schomberg. A true feast for book lovers. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. 638 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-4826X.

    Condition: Near fine in black and gilt wrappers.

    Book ID: 60546
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  • OVERBOOKED IN ARIZONA. by Gottlieb, Samuel Hirsh.
    Gottlieb, Samuel Hirsh.
    OVERBOOKED IN ARIZONA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover originally.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Camelback Gallery, 1994. SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED by author on the half title page to author William Vollmann "An American Treasure!" and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated by Joe Servello - an over-the-top warning lesson about the dangers that lurk in book-collecting - 95 pp. ISBN: 0-9639966-0-6.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62611
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  • EDGEHILL ESSAYS. by Joline, Adrian Hoffman.
    Joline, Adrian Hoffman.
    EDGEHILL ESSAYS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Richard G. Badger / The Gorham Press, 1911. Hardcover first edition - Contains 8 essays on books, book collecting and autograph collection - the longest essay is "A Famous Reviewer" on Francis Jeffrey. 226 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in brown boards - spine label is discolored, corners of boards bumped and worn, previous owner's name on front pastedown.

    Book ID: 68238
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  • A PLETHORA OF PRINTERS' POETRY or A COMPOSING ROOM COMPENDIUM. by Mackellar, Thomas; Henry Lewis Bullen, Franklin P. Adams, and anonymous.
    Mackellar, Thomas; Henry Lewis Bullen, Franklin P. Adams, and anonymous.
    A PLETHORA OF PRINTERS' POETRY or A COMPOSING ROOM COMPENDIUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Rafael and Petaluma, California: Mt. Tam Press and Anchor & Acorn Press, 2004. First edition - Keepsake 'specially printed for the Joint Meeting of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and the Zamorano Club in Los Angeles.' A collection of 4 poems glorifying the printer's craft and a poetic puzzle (with translation) by Franklin P. Adams. Limited edition, one of only 250 copies. Illustrated with small engravings. 11 pp plus the colophon. Slip noting that this copy was presented to the Sacramento Book Collectors Club.

    Condition: Fine condition in stiff cream wrappers with a turquoise printed outer wrapper.

    Book ID: 32476
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  • A COLLECTOR'S DECABIBLON: An Address to the Annual Meeting of Gleeson Library Associates April 23, 1972. by Strouse, Norman H.
    Strouse, Norman H.
    A COLLECTOR'S DECABIBLON: An Address to the Annual Meeting of Gleeson Library Associates April 23, 1972.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1972. First edition - An entertaining speech in which this collector reminiscences about books, collections and booksellers, including his purchases from the 1948 auction of Mosher's own library, incunabula, booksellers like David Magee, and much more. Designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. One of 200 copies specially printed for private distribution by the author, out of a total printing of 1,000 copies. 21 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 43425
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  • Thomas, Mary Augusta (foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn, essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs Olson.)
    AN ODYSSEY IN PRINT: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful and lavishly produced exhibition catalogue for The Grolier Club exhibition from May to August 2001 entitled "Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition " and the same exhibition at the Smithsonian Libraries Gallery from May 2002 to May 2003 under the title used in this book. Includes a foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn, essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs Olson. The exhibition (and this book) is divided into three major sections - Journeys over Land and Sea, Journeys of the Mind, Journeys of the Imagination - and features book about flight, travel, exploration, natural history, children's books, book arts, architecture and more, fully illustrated in black…

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    Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful and lavishly produced exhibition catalogue for The Grolier Club exhibition from May to August 2001 entitled "Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition " and the same exhibition at the Smithsonian Libraries Gallery from May 2002 to May 2003 under the title used in this book. Includes a foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn, essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs Olson. The exhibition (and this book) is divided into three major sections - Journeys over Land and Sea, Journeys of the Mind, Journeys of the Imagination - and features book about flight, travel, exploration, natural history, children's books, book arts, architecture and more, fully illustrated in black and white, sepia tone, and full color - sometimes with 2 or more photographs for one book. INSCRIBED on the title page by Thomas, the curator of the show, who also wrote an essay on the history of the Smithsonian Libraries for this book. Index. Large format. 179 pp. Map illustrated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. ISBN: 1-588340368.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (small nick to bottom edge of front cover of dj and at fold.)

    Book ID: 37085
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