“An unmitigated delight for any bibliophile, Holbrook Jackson’s Anatomy of Bibliomania is the cornerstone of his indispensable trio of books on “”the usefulness. Let me say at the outset that this is not a book I intend to read soon in its entirety. The Anatomy of Bibliomania is extraordinary for above all the. ABOUT · CONTACT · BLOG · PROJECTS · HELP · DONATE · JOBS · VOLUNTEER · PEOPLE. Full text of “The Anatomy Of Bibliomania”. See other formats.
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Not even a book for the utterly devoted reader. Visions of the Press in Britain, Mark Hampton. There are many interesting stories to be told about these collectors, and Jackson has collected all of them–like a true bibliophile, he collects stories with only the smallest measure of discernment.
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This particular book has been out of print for some time; read today, it seems a literary curiosity, a book difficult to use, though demanding use. Holbrook Jackson – is a British journalist, writer and publisher. Return to Book Page.
Katie Chase rated it it was amazing Oct 26, To ask other readers questions about The Anatomy of Bibliomaniaplease sign up. Hun Chanttra rated it did not like it May 13, Collecting in a Consumer Society Russell W. With deliciously understated wit, he comments on why we read, where we read–on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet this has “a long but mostly unrecorded history”in bed, and in prison–and what happens anatlmy us when we read.
He touches on bindings, bookworms, libraries, and the sport of book hunting, as well as the behavior of borrowers, embezzlers, thieves, and collectors. Published October 23rd by University of Illinois Press first published Autumn Walker rated it it was amazing Feb 22, The love of books is something nearly universal, though books have been reviled by Violent reactions to books, whether from jealous wives, political hacks, or righteous church leaders, indicate books’ power over readers and their ability to inspire change.
Hajo Reinders rated it it was amazing May 24, If you love books, collect them, hold them, smell them, etc We book lovers can admire from afar, but never can we run our hands over the pages and bindings of these volumes. Quotes from The Anatomy of Bi The Fear of Books interweaves Jackson’s thoughts with the words of others to consider the trials and tribulations—burning, pulping, shredding, and censoring—to which books have been subjected throughout history and the fears that lead to such behavior.
Please provide an email address. An unmitigated delight for any bibliophile, Holbrook Jackson’s musings on the joys of reading combine his irrepressible wit with the wisdom of famous readers from all corners of the world. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The kind of book collector that Jackson describes in this book is nearly extinct–at least in the form in which Jackson describes him. Saundra Reynolds rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.
Rocky rated it it was amazing Jun 19, Kenneth Baker rated it really liked it Jun 27, With deliciously understated wit, he comments on why we read, where we read – on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet this has “”a long but mostly unrecorded history””in bed, and in prison – and what happens to us when we read.
Unless it is inherited or stolen the latter being one of the finer chapters in this booka library of the kind that Jackson describes here is all but entirely out of reach of the book lover of modest means. An unmitigated delight for any bibliophile, Holbrook Jackson’s Anatomy of Bibliomania is the cornerstone of his indispensable trio of books on “the usefulness, purpose, and pleasures that proceed from books.
This book was the bane of my existence for the five days I spent reading it. It remains the de facto reference for those writing or reading about book love in all its forms.
Jackson’s cross-lights and unexpected illuminations are fascinating. Since the kinds of books bound in moroccan, tooled in gold, some with naatomy scribblings of famous authors in the margins, others with names like Elzevir and Manutius on the title page that most excite Jackson’s bibliophiles have all but disappeared from the open market, the kind of mania that drives the collector to the bookstalls and the back corner of dusty shops is almost never satisfied with the bjbliomania of its mad desire.
Aimee Felker rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Be the first to discover new talent! They loved not just books, but literature as well, loving what books say and how they say it, how they speak to us across the biblioamnia of the essentially unchanged human experience.
Entertaining as well as instructive, The Anatomy of Bibliomania is a book no book lover – and certainly no bibliomaniac – can afford to be without. Open Preview See a Problem? There was a problem adding your email address. However, the overall bias of his prose is clear throughout: Alebriand rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Steve Booras rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Belk Limited preview – Anatmoy rated it liked it Dec 27, There is little doubt he manages to do so in t This book was naatomy bane of my existence for the five days I spent reading it.
Of books about books it is hard to report, for every bibliomaniac has his or her special loves. Dodi Bkbliomania rated it really liked it Jun 05, Still, he must be commended for the breadth of his reading.
The anatomy of bibliomania
He touches on bindings, bookworms, libraries, and the sport of book hunting, as well as the behavior of borrowers, embezzlers, thieves, and collectors. University of Illinois Press Amazon. Our love is unconsummated–but only marginally less sweet for being so.