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The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

By Field, Eugene

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Title: The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac  
Author: Field, Eugene
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Introduction: THE determination to found a story or a series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibliomania did not come impulsively to my brother. For many years, in short during the greater part of nearly a quarter of a century of journalistic work, he had celebrated in prose and verse, and always in his happiest and most delightful vein, the pleasures of book-hunting. Himself an indefatigable collector of books, the possessor of a library as valuable as it was interesting, a library containing volumes obtained only at the cost of great personal sacrifice, he was in the most active sympathy with the disease called bibliomania, and knew, as few comparatively poor men have known, the half-pathetic, half-humorous side of that incurable mental infirmity.

Table of Contents
· Introduction · I. MY FIRST LOVE · II. THE BIRTH OF A NEW PASSION · III. THE LUXURY OF READING IN BED · IV. THE MANIA OF COLLECTING SEIZES ME · V. BALDNESS AND INTELLECTUALITY · VI. MY ROMANCE WITH FIAMMETTA · VII. THE DELIGHTS OF FENDER-FISHING · VIII. BALLADS AND THEIR MAKERS · IX. BOOKSELLERS AND PRINTERS, OLD AND NEW · X. WHEN FANCHONETTE BEWITCHED ME · XI. DIAGNOSIS OF THE BACILLUS LIBRORUM · XII. THE PLEASURES OF EXTRA-ILLUSTRATION · XIII. ON THE ODORS WHICH MY BOOKS EXHALE · XIV. ELZEVIRS AND DIVERS OTHER MATTERS · XV. A BOOK THAT BRINGS SOLACE AND CHEER · XVI. THE MALADY CALLED CATALOGITIS · XVII. THE NAPOLEONIC RENAISSANCE · XVIII. MY WORKSHOP AND OTHERS · XIX. OUR DEBT TO MONKISH MEN

 

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