The madman's library : the strangest books, manuscripts and other literary curiosities from history
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Published
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2021.
ISBN
9781797207308, 179720730X
Physical Desc
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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Published
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2021.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781797207308, 179720730X

Notes

General Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., 2020." -- title verso
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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.
Description
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 for anyone intrigued by bizarre oddities, obscure history, and the macabre. -- adapted from jacket

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brooke-Hitching, E. (2021). The madman's library: the strangest books, manuscripts and other literary curiosities from history . Chronicle Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brooke-Hitching, Edward. 2021. The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities From History. Chronicle Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brooke-Hitching, Edward. The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities From History Chronicle Books, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brooke-Hitching, Edward. The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities From History Chronicle Books, 2021.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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