Librorum Ridiculorum: A Compendium of Bizarre Books (Hardcover)

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Librorum Ridiculorum: A Compendium of Bizarre Books (Hardcover)


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A celebration of all the weird and wonderful books to be found at an antiquarian bookshop.

Books have the power to enrich the soul, to enliven the senses, to expand our horizons... and others are simply mad. This wonderful celebration of the oddest books ever published is a treat for all bibliophiles, booksellers and fans of the bizarre. It is an exploration of the most eccentric titles and covers from our past, that have inexplicably fallen out of print but should never be forgotten.

Gems include:
Scouts in Bondage
Frog Raising for Pleasure and Profit
Premature Burial and How It May Be Prevented
Drummer Dick's Discharge

Throughout his career of writing and selling books, Brian Lake has managed to collect hundreds of bizarre book examples across different genres and centuries. He is a partner in Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers, the leading specialists in 17th, 18th and 19th century English literature and history.
Product Details ISBN: 9780008545543
ISBN-10: 0008545545
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 13th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English