Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bibliomaniac. I. D'Israeli; De Quincey.
“a "bibliomane" who in his dreams supposes himself to be purchasing "early editions on vellum" for "trifling" sums (18). close window”
“There is plenty to interest not only the Catholic, but the Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian or Orthodox Christian, provided he is an antiquarian and bibliomane like me.”
“He was a bibliomane as they ` re called, somebody who is maniacally obsessed with old books.”
“And the first fool of the whole navy, the fool at the helm, was the bibliomane, the book fool.”
“Bibliophobe, a hater of books: Bibliotaph, a burier of books -- one who hides or conceals them: Bibliomaniac, or bibliomane, one who has a mania or passion for collecting books.”
“-- "A bibliomane is an indiscriminate accumulator, who blunders faster than he buys, cock-brained and purse-heavy.”
“Suppose I am a bibliomane and someone comes to me with a title I have coveted unsuccessfully for years.”
“I was first introduced to Davidson, a three-time winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger, decades ago by a fellow bibliomane with a penchant for English writers.”
“The answer is the usual one for the over-acquisitive bibliomane.”
“Le bibliomane ne connait ordinairement les livres que par leur titre, leur frontispice, et leur date; il s'attache aux bonnes editiones et les poursuit à quelque titre que ce soit; la relieure le seduit aussi, soit par son ancienneté, soit par sa beauté, "&c.”
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All words and definitions on this list are taken from the "Bibliolexicon" on page 134 of A Passion for Books, edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan (1999).
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