Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm, 668 pp. Holbrook Jackson's classic discursive survey of all aspects of bibliomania. From the blurb: "The Book About Books is written in the style of the seventeenth-century prose master, Robert Burton, whose prototype The Anatomy of Melancholy served as the spark for this project. This monumental work shows an erudition in its field comparable to Burton, as well as the same racy and witty style of the earlier work. However, Jackson, in his love for and knowledge of books, emerges a distinct personality as he writes of every conceivable topic in the world of bibliomania, from the most learned to the most frivolous. Jackson was a man ideally suited for the writing of The Book About Books by his vast reading, his scholarship, and his great knowledge of all phases of book lore. He drew on hundreds of authors, ancient and modern, in writing the book. As he says in his introduction: "I have gleaned the crop of innumerable authorities scattered far and wide, winnowing the chaff from the grain.' This is the most ambitious and important work of Holbrook Jackson's many books - a sterling reference and literature book." Browned throughout, otherwise near Very Good in near Very Good dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Book About Books : The Anatomy of ...
Verlag: Avenel Books, New York, 1981 reprint edition
Buchbeschreibung New York, Avenel Books (1981)., 1981. Eine umfassende Kulturgeschichte der Bibliomanie aus der Feder des grossen englischen Bibliophilen, lehrreich und unterhaltsam. Ein deutschsprachiges Gegenstück fehlt bis heute. gr.-8°. 668 S., OKLdr. mit OU., papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Artikel-Nr. BUBV0193