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it made me feel quite disconsolate to look at the breach I had made." (63) There are echoes here of the melancholy Elia, the bibliomaniac preserved in memory as mourning the "foul gap" in his shelves made by the plundering S.
Part 1, "Les Marginalites du bibliomane," details the ever-changing representations of the curious bibliomaniac, offering a substantial portrait of an emblematic yet marginalized archetype who will be transformed and rehabilitated in the nineteenth-century imagination.
A LATE 17th-century diary by "bibliomaniac" and antiquarian Humphrey Wanley, son of a vicar of Holy Trinity Church, provides a fascinating glimpse of a time when Coventry was frequented by kings and queens, soldiers and travellers.
Next week I've got it covered--really"); and pages ripped from the bibliomaniac's own paperback collection, some with subtle alterations and blockedout text as well as added drawings and notations, the show is as messy and lively as life.
Among them are <IR> THE TRIBUNE PRIMER </IR> (1882); A Little Book of Western Verse (1889); Echoes from the Sabine Farm (with his brother, Roswell Field, 1891); With Trumpet and Drum (1892); Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac (1896); and Collected Works (10 v.
While some people see him as an iconoclastic individual who combines academic brilliance with an uncommon humility, others perceive him as an irredeemable bibliomaniac who loathes lethargy.
Thus the bibliomaniac and the ephemerophile were not necessarily antithetical but were important to each other and in the case of Haslewood and numerous other book collectors of the period these identities were embodied in a single individual.
In their definition of bibliomania, the compilers note that it is hard to improve upon John Carter's quip that a bibliomaniac is `a book-collector with a slightly wild look in his eye.' 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.
While this is a wonderful book for bibliomaniacs, it will not be an easy push for nonreaders.
Rather than emphasizing the damage they cause, many of the bibliophiles and bibliomaniacs in these accounts are portrayed as helpless victims, unable to resist the calling of a much-desired object.
Now there are more than a dozen bookshops and related businesses and, of course, the annual Wigtown Book Festival which attracts bibliomaniacs from far and wide, and the purpose of our trip.
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