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A Splendor of Letters - Nicholas A Basbanes

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Published: 2nd November 2004
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In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer David McCullough to proclaim him "the leading authority of books about books." In this beautifully packaged edition, Basbanes brings to a close his wonderful trilogy on the remarkable world of books and bibliophiles.

Preface
Marbles and Namesp. 1
Editio Princepsp. 27
The Ozymandias Factorp. 59
Ex Libris Punicisp. 93
From the Ashesp. 133
Shelf Lifep. 179
Ingenious Cipherp. 229
Into Thin Airp. 255
Make Haste Slowlyp. 283
Music of the Spheresp. 311
Proper Passage: A Codap. 363
Notesp. 369
Bibliographyp. 407
Author's Interviewsp. 423
Indexp. 425
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ISBN: 9780060580803
ISBN-10: 0060580801
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 2nd November 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.49