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Editions & Impressions and About the Author Collector's Set


Price: $265.00
By Nicholas Basbanes
Each book is bound in a delightful hunter green linen-finished cloth on the spine with matching khaki toned linen-finished cloth on the boards. The khaki toned slipcase with the book is embossed in gold foil. The book includes a hunter green ribbon bookmark and matching headbands. The Limited Editions are printed on Mohawk Superfine smooth finish stock in a soft-white shade, and are Smythe sewn into their bindings. A total of 255 copies were signed and numbered by the author, and each set is sold as a matching pair.
About the Books
Editions & Impressions: Twenty Years on the Book Beatcollects 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. 
The final quarter of the last century was a period of extraordinary fervor in American letters.  About the Author: Inside the Creative Process collects together more than forty of Nicholas Basbanes’s interviews and essays that grew from this unique period of publishing. About the Author publishes for the first time the full interviews with important writers such as novelists A. S. Byatt, Joseph Heller, Edna O’Brien, and Kurt Vonnegut; the critic Alfred Kazin a few months before he died; and columnist Jimmy Breslin just after he had suffered an aneurysm. With the loss of so many of these writers and the imposing behemoth called the Internet, this sort of collection may never again be culled from the morning papers.  As alive and refreshing as the day they were published, About the Author explores the creative process that was—and is—the foundation of books and publishing.
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