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

The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History

Chronicle Books:
San Francisco: 2021
First American edition, Hardcover, New in dust jacket,
256 pp.


Terrific. Really terrific. Oversize, quality paper, lots of full-color illustrations. Enthusiastically recommended. “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, The Madman's Library features many long forgotten, eccentric, and extraordinary volumes gathered from around the world. 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 and books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered. Spell books, alchemist scrolls, wearable books, edible books, books to summon demons, books written by ghosts, and more all come together in the most curiously strange library imaginable. Featuring hundreds of remarkable images and packed with entertaining facts and stories to discover, The Madman's Library is a captivating compendium perfect for bibliophiles, literature enthusiasts, and collectors intrigued by bizarre oddities, obscure history, and the macabre.” #67346

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