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Man Who Loved Books Too Much

By: Bartlett, Allison Hoover

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 12/11/2013

Seller ID: 9781594488917

ISBN: 1594488916

Condition: USED


In the tradition of "The Orchid Thief," a compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to catch him. Rare-book theft is even more widespread than fine-art theft. Most thieves, of course, steal for profit. John Charles Gilkey steals purely for the love of books. In an attempt to understand him better, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged herself into the world of book lust and discovered just how dangerous it can be. Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thie... View more info

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Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a Worl

By: Bartlett, Allison Hoover

Price: $7.00

Publisher: RIVERHEAD: 8/31/2014

Seller ID: 9781594484810

ISBN: 1594484813

Condition: USED


In the tradition of "The Orchid Thief," a compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to catch him. Rare-book theft is even more widespread than fine-art theft. Most thieves, of course, steal for profit. John Charles Gilkey steals purely for the love of books. In an attempt to understand him better, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged herself into the world of book lust and discovered just how dangerous it can be. John Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book... View more info