Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Harpercollins, 2005.
A most stunning first edition/first printing in As New/As New condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Nicholas A. Basbanes on the title page.
Basbanes also asks what we can know about such figures as John Milton, Edward Gibbon, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Adams, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Henry James, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller -- even the notorious Marquis de Sade and Adolf Hitler -- by knowing what they have read. The Books that many of these people have consulted, can offer tantalizing clues to the evolution of their character and the development of their thought.