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Rabinowitz, Harold & Kaplan, Rob, Editors. Foreword By Ray Bradbury. Christopher Morley, Umberto Eco, Clifton Fadiman, Susan Sontag, Gustave Flaubert, Robertson Davies, A. Edward Newton, Anna Quindlen, A.S.W. Rosenbach, John Updike, Philip Roth, Et Al. Listings

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1 Rabinowitz, Harold & Kaplan, Rob, editors. Foreword by Ray Bradbury. Christopher Morley, Umberto Eco, Clifton Fadiman, Susan Sontag, Gustave Flaubert, Robertson Davies, A. Edward Newton, Anna Quindlen, A.S.W. Rosenbach, John Updike, Philip Roth, et al. A PASSION FOR BOOKS: A BOOK LOVER'S TREASURY OF STORIES, ESSAYS, HUMOR, LORE, AND LISTS ON COLLECTING, READING, BORROWING, LENDING, CARING FOR, AND APPRECIATING BOOKS.
New York Times Books / Random House 1999 0812931122 / 9780812931129 Soft Cover Very Good 
355 pp, 9 3/16" H. Includes: Umberto Eco's "How to Justify a Private Library," dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Anatole Broyard's "Lending Books," in which he notes, "I feel about lending a book the way most fathers feel about their daughters living with a man out of wedlock."; Gustave Flaubert's 'Bibliomania', the classic tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it.; A selection from Nicholas Basbanes's 'A Gentle Madness', on the innovative arrangements Samuel Pepys made to guarantee that his library would survive intact after his demise.; Robert Benchley's "Why Does Nobody Collect Me?" - in which he wonders why first editions of books by his friend Ernest Hemingway are valuable while his are not, deadpanning, "I am older than Hemingway and have written more books than he has."; George Hamlin Fitche's extraordinarily touching "Comfort Found in Good Old Books," on the solace he found in books after the death of his son.; A selection from Anna Quindlen's 'How Reading Changed My Life', in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age.; Robertson Davies's "Book Collecting," on the difference between those who collect rare books because they are valuable and those who collect them because they love books, ultimately making it clear which is "the collector who really matters."; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very small corner crease, minor wrinkle at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 

 


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