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Phantoms on the Bookshelves free pdf This enchanting study on the art of living with books considers how our personal libraries reveal our true nature: far more than just places, they are living labyrinths of our innermost feelings. The author, a lifelong accumulator of books both ancient and modern, lives in a house large enough to accommodate his many thousands of books, as well as overspill from the libraries of his friends. While his musings on the habits of collectors past and present are learned, witty and instructive, his advice on cataloguing may even save the lives of those whose books are so prodigiously piled as to be a hazard...The Phantoms on the Bookshelves ranges from classical Greece to contemporary Iceland, from Balzac and Moby Dick to Google, offering up delicious anecdotes along the way. This elegantly produced volume will be a lasting delight to specialist collectors, librarians, bibliophiles and all those who treasure books.

About Jacques Bonnet

Jacques Bonnet is a publisher, translator and the author of novels and works of art history, including a monograph on the artist Lorenzo Lotto. Sian Reynolds is the translator of Fernand Braudel, and of CWA award-winning crime novels by Fred Vargas, amongst others. She is the author of several books on French culture and society.

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Author : Jacques Bonnet
Publisher : MacLehose Press
Data Published : 28 October 2010
ISBN : 1906694583
EAN : 9781906694586
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 156 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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