bibliomania


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preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of books

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Wedded to Books': Bibliomania and the Romantic Essayists.
A novella readable in an hour, it's about bibliomania in its extreme sense.
If Allen Ruppersberg has always had a severe case of bibliomania conceptualis so much the better for us.
A Regency convex mirror and a bookcase with a Grecian sense of line may have been amongst the first Hornel furnishings of a room that now, by its air of bibliomania, reveals its later character as the library.
35) Thus, on the one hand, phenomena such as book-collection and its intensification in the bibliomania that swept certain classes in the early decades of the nineteenth century strip the book of its publicness and confirm it as a purely private and material commodity; on the other, publishing activities of collection, reprinting and other modes of popular re-circulation confirm its status as a public good available for concurrent and not exclusive consumption.
They refer to Thomas Frognall Dibdin's Bibliomania (1809) and Holbrook Jackson's The Anatomy of Bibliomania (1930), and happily conclude the entry by saying: `There is no known cure' (p.
Its affiliations are broadcast when Scott appears in his guise as "the author" to footnote his sympathy in Oldbuck's bibliomania (A 5: 41n).
With Bibliomania, published in 1837, he tells the story of a former monk who has become a bookseller and who commits criminal acts to acquire the Mystery of St.
Well, Manguel - a writer, editor and translator - has written a history of reading, not the history of reading perhaps, but a highly subjective and highly entertaining overview that leaves us with both a new appreciation of our own bibliomania and a deeper understanding of the role that the written word has played throughout history, from the first clay tablets (circa 4000 B.
Likewise Ptolemy Soter cannot possibly have envisioned the extent to which his library and museum would prosper; the enduring success of these enterprises clearly owes more to the bibliomania and avarice of his progeny than to the founder's prescience.
Dime-store nurse romances also make appearances in Good Life, otherwise Prince's photographic paean to fancy living as reflected by Glenn Horowitz's rare book library (Elsie de Wolfe's Recipes for Successful Dining, Cecil Beaton's diaries, David Hicks's On Living--With Taste), with works from the artist's "Celebrity" series sometimes in the background Bibliomania as photocollage, or in the Prince parlance, "gangs" of books.
Yeager describes Chaucer's bibliomania, the "near omnipresence of books in his writings.