The Madman's Library

£25.00
ITEM CODE: 25687
5/5
A compendium to intrigue every lover of books and the written word: a handsome and richly illustrated tour of the strangest books and inconceivable literary curiosities ever writte...
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A compendium to intrigue every lover of books and the written word: a handsome and richly illustrated tour of the strangest books and inconceivable literary curiosities ever written, taking in some dark turns and long-forgotten bookish byways. With hundreds of stories, strange facts and fascinating images of eccentric and extraordinary volumes; many of which have been forgotten. From the most profound flights of thought to the most trivial and profane. Includes exotic bindings, from fox hide to human skin; books written in unsolved cyphers; literary hoaxes; a collection of arsenic infused wallpaper; and some of history's oddest titles, from the 10th century ‘In Praise of Bald Men’ to ‘Highlights in the History of Concrete’, 1979. Fun to dip into but the compelling text will ensure you’re never lost for words!
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Hardback
25.5 x 20cm
256 pages
Illustrated in colour throughout
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Overall product rating 5/5
15 April 2021
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This is a fascinating book. I bought it for my husband for his birthday. Thought the title most appropriate. It's full weird and wonderful facts about literature.