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The madman's library : the strangest books, manuscripts and other literary curiosities from history / Edward Brooke-Hitching.

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 809 (Text) 33062009433443 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 06/15/2021
Bethlehem Main Library 809 (Text) 33062009448110 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 07/02/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797207308
  • ISBN: 179720730X
  • Physical Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Books that aren't books -- Books made of flesh and blood -- Cryptic books -- Literary hoaxes -- Curious collections -- Works of the supernatural -- Religious oddities -- Curiosities of science -- Books of spectacular size -- Strange titles.
Summary, etc.:
"The Madman's Library reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the strangest and most beautiful books ever created in a highly illustrated tour through an eccentric "library" of literary curiosities and wonders"-- Provided by publisher.
Brooke-Hitching has hunted down the oddest books and manuscripts ever written, uncovering the intriguing stories behind their creation. From the Qur'an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, to the gorgeously decorated fifteenth-century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to the most enormous book ever created, his book features many long forgotten, eccentric, and extraordinary volumes gathered from around the world. Spell books, alchemist scrolls, wearable books, edible books, books written by ghosts-- these and more come together in a captivating compendium perfect anyone intrigued by bizarre oddities, obscure history, and the macabre. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Books.
Literary curiosa.
Literature > Miscellanea.
Books and reading.
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.

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