Contents 1 Profile 2 Usage of the term 3 History 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Profile[edit] The classic bibliophile is one who loves to read, admire and collect books, often amassing a large and specialized collection. Bibliophiles usually possess books they love or that hold special value as well as old editions with unusual bindings, autographed, and/or illustrated copies.[1]

Usage of the term[edit] Bibliophilia is not to be confused with bibliomania, a potential symptom of obsessive–compulsive disorder involving the collecting of books to the extent that interpersonal relations or health may be negatively affected, and in which the mere fact that a physical object is a book is sufficient for it to be collected or beloved. Some use the term "bibliomania" interchangeably with "bibliophily", and in fact, the Library of Congress does not use the term "bibliophily," but rather refers to its readers as either book collectors or bibliomaniacs.[2] The New York Public Library follows the same practice.[3]

History[edit] According to Arthur H. Minters, the "private collecting of books was a fashion indulged in by many Romans, including Cicero and Atticus".[4] The term bibliophile entered the English language in 1824.[5] A bibliophile is to be distinguished from the much older notion of a bookman (which dates back to 1583), who is one who loves books, and especially reading; more generally, a bookman is one who participates in writing, publishing, or selling books.[6] Lord Spencer and the Marquess of Blandford were noted bibliophiles. "The Roxburghe sale quickly became a foundational myth for the burgeoning secondhand book trade, and remains so to this day"; this sale is memorable due to the competition between "Lord Spencer and the marquis of Blandford [which] drove [the price of a probable first edition of Boccaccio's Decameron] up to the astonishing and unprecedented sum of £2,260".[7] J. P. Morgan was also a noted bibliophile. In 1884, he paid $24,750 for a 1459 edition of the Mainz Psalter.[8]

See also[edit] Books portal Book collecting Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles, UK United States: Antiquarian book trade in the United States The Book Club of Detroit Caxton Club, Chicago The Club of Odd Volumes, Boston Grolier Club, New York Bibliophile mailing list

Notes[edit] Merriam-Webster, Inc. (1996). Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.). Springfield, Mass: Merriam-Webster, Inc. ISBN 0-87779-709-9. 

References[edit] ^ Carter, John (1952). ABC for Book Collectors.  ^ Library of Congress ^ New York Public library search ^ Minters, Arthur H. (1979). Collecting Books for Fun and Profit. New York: Arco Publishing Inc. ISBN 0-668-04598-1.  ^ Merriam-Webster: bibliophile ^ Merriam-Webster: bookman ^ Connell, Philip (2000). "Book Collecting: Cultural Politics, and the Rise of Literary Heritage in Romantic Britain". Representations. 71: 24–47. doi:10.1525/rep.2000.71.1.01p00764.  ^ Basbanes, Nicholas (1995). A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. New York: Henry Holt. 

Further reading[edit] External video Booknotes interview with Nicholas Basbanes on A Gentle Madness, October 15, 1995, C-SPAN Basbanes, Nicholas A. (1995) A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, Henry Holt and Company, Inc. Bulletin du Bibliophile (de) (in French), ISSN 1770-7099  1834- [1]. Since 1963 published by the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie.[2] Richard de Bury (1902). The love of books: The Philobiblon translated by E. C. Thomas. London: Alexander Moring Rugg, Julie (2006). A Book Addict's Treasury. London: Frances Lincoln ISBN 0-7112-2685-7 Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1809). Bibliomania. New York, Henry G. Bohn. Andrew Lang (1881). The Library. London, Macmillan & Co. Stebbins, Robert A. (2013). "The Committed Reader: Reading for Utility, Pleasure, and Fulfillment in the Twenty-First Century." Lanham, MD: Scarecrow.

External links[edit] Look up bibliophilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Forbes article on bibliomania by Finn-Olaf Jones, December 12, 2005 v t e Book collecting Bibliophilia Bibliomania Bookbreaking Marginalia Used books v t e Books Production Authors Binding By date Decade Year Covers Jackets Design Editing Illustration Literature Printing History Incunabula Publishing By country Typesetting Consumption Awards Bestsellers Bibliography Bibliophilia Bibliotherapy Bookmarks Bookselling Blurbs Book towns Shops Censorship Clubs Collecting Digitizing Fairs Furniture Bookcases Bookends Libraries Legislation Lists Print culture Reading Literacy Reviews Other By country Brazil France Germany Italy Pakistan UK US Formats Audiobooks E-books Genres Children's Fictional History of books Historians Intellectual property ISBN Outline Terminology Types Category Commons Portal WikiProject Authority control GND: 4145247-1 Retrieved from "" Categories: Antiquarian booksellersBibliophilesBibliophiliaReading (process)Hidden categories: Interlanguage link template link numberCS1 French-language sources (fr)Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers

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