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Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs

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Author: Henry H. Harper
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,374 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 556
Added to site: 2007.09.16
mnybks.net#: 18234
Genre: Essays
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ge invade, The Bibliomane exclaims with haggard eye, "No margin!"--turns in haste, and scorns to buy.

Dibdin ventures to further assert that "the day is not far distant when females will begin to have as high a relish for large-paper copies of every work as their male rivals." If he could return to this sphere and behold the enormously increased number of women bibliophiles in our country at the present time, the subject would doubtless furnish him with a congenial theme for another of his rambling discourses, this time perhaps under the caption of Bibliowomania. He was far in advance of the age in which he lived; for although he had very little upon which to base the prediction, he yet prophesied that not many years would lapse before women would invade the fields of book-collecting and prove themselves valiant competitors in the market. This, in fact, is now common enough, and I myself have known of many instances in auction-rooms where a small army of rampant bibliomaniacs have bee

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