Reading matter: a rabid bibliophile's adventures among old & rare books
This work is a series of essays on the joys and challenges of collecting rare and old books. Jack Matthews, a confessed rabid bibliophile, author, teacher, collector and nationally-known literary critic, offers a fascinating collection of twelve personal essays about book collecting that runs the gamut from profound to humorous. Matthews delivers book collecting tips for the aspiring as well as the established book collector. The most widely asked bibliophile question, "What makes a book a collectible?" is one of many questions that are discussed. This work is a wonderland of the author's experiences, rich in personal testimony and observations.
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Review: Reading Matter: A Rabid Bibliophile's Adventures Among Old and Rare BooksUser Review - Goodreads
Delightful essays. "It has my unqualified endorsement." An intimate, cordial style, an extremely entertaining read. He introduces and describes numerous writers that I'd like to go to. 18..Biblical ...
Review: Reading Matter: A Rabid Bibliophile's Adventures Among Old and Rare BooksUser Review - MD Hudson - Goodreads
As I have noted elsewhere, I am addicted to what might be called bookseller's porn – accounts by booksellers of their encounters with rare books. A harmless enough addiction, but the problem is ... Read full review