The Madman’s Library – Signed Copy

Edward Brooke-Hitching

ISBN: 9781471166914S

£25.00

Signed bookplated hardback copy of The Madman’s Library by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Hand signed by Edward Brooke-Hitching to the publisher’s bookplate

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Description

From the author of the critically acclaimed and globally successful The Phantom AtlasThe Golden Atlas and The Sky Atlas comes a stunning new work. The Madman’s Library is a unique, beautifully illustrated journey through the entire history of literature, delving into its darkest territories to hunt down the very strangest books ever written, and uncover the fascinating stories behind their creation.

This is a madman’s library of eccentric and extraordinary volumes from around the world, many of which have been completely forgotten. Books written in blood and books that kill, books of the insane and books that hoaxed the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long they could destroy the Universe, books worn into battle, books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered… and a few others that are just plain weird.

From the 605-page Qur’an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, through the gorgeously decorated 15th-century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to the lost art of binding books with human skin, every strand of strangeness imaginable (and many inconceivable) has been unearthed and bound together for a unique and richly illustrated collection ideal for every book-lover.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Published 01/10/2020
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