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Patience and Fortitude


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Patience and Fortitude by Nicholas A Basbanes
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Nicholas Basbanes's A Gentle Madness focused on the obsessive lives of book collectors. Now, in Patience And Fortitude, he considers the more comprehensive concept of book culture - and the continual relevance of books in our lives. Patience And Fortitude considers the evolving form of the book over the centuries, preservation efforts, and the great national, public, and institutional libraries around the world. With emphasis on the experiences and thoughts of all kinds of dedicated book people - librarians, readers, writers, scholars, bookmakers, booksellers, bibliographers, preservationists, archivists, and collectors, this colourful narrative history is the perfect gift for book lovers.

Author Biography

Nicholas A. Basbanes has worked as an award-winning investigative reporter, a literary editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist. The author of five books, he also writes a regular column for Fine Books & Collections magazine and lectures widely on book-related issues. He and his wife, Constance, live in Massachusetts.
Release date NZ
June 6th, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
32 illustrations
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