Editions & Impressions - Trade
|Editions & Impressions: Twenty Years on the Book Beat
collects thirty-three of Nicholas Basbaness most engaging articles
grouped into three sections: Book Culture; People; and Places. Mr.
Basbanes writes passionately about bibliomania, bibliokleptomania, and
biblioclasms, as well as book people like Otto Bettmann, Tom Wolfe,
Michael Zinnman, and others. He travels the world, visiting and
reporting on libraries in Sweden, Germany, Iraq, and New York. Mr.
Basbanes selected the essays in this collection precisely because they
were not replicated in substantial ways in his other books. More than
one-third of the essays in Editions & Impressions are published
here for the first time in their full, uncut versions, and one essay
and the introduction have never been previously published at all. Most
of the essays include an endnote, telling the behind-the-scenes story
about the article and bringing the subject up to date.
Mr. Basbanes, of course, is meant to be read, and so Editions & Impressions
will be available in a smartly produced trade edition. The trade
edition includes a dust jacket in the style of A Gentle Madness and
Patience & Fortitude, Mr. Basbanes groundbreaking books on
collecting. 224 pages. (HARDCOVER)