Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

R 1,250.00  

Publisher: Merryweather, 1849
ISBN-13: N/A
Condition: Good. The boards have light rubbing and slight edgewear to their corners. Bottom corner of front board has a small bump (pages not affected). Some shelfwear to top and tail of spine, small chip on one edge, and sunning to spine. Small chip to front pastedown (please see photo). Small notes in pencil to front and rear pastedowns and endpapers, and to rear flyleaf. Small creases to corners of a few pages. Cracks to gutters between pp. 144 and 145, and 208 and 209. Top edges of pages have been cut. Text is clean and clear, still a well bound copy.
Binding: Hardcover without DJ.
Pages: 218
Dimensions: 17.8 x 12 x 1.5kg
SKU: IZ4438
Weight: 0.25kg
Price: R1250.00

Weight: 0.25 kg

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In original cloth binding, with gilt lettering to spine. A small volume tracing the history of bibliomania (book madness) in Medieval Europe. Merryweather looks at the way monasteries preserved the great texts of antiquity, but also at more mundane day-to-day aspects of the Medieval bookworm, such as reading lists and the lending of books. A fine collectible for the lover of books and their history.


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