Patience & Fortitude, 2001 Nicholas A. Basbanes
Patience & Fortitude, A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places and Book Culture by Nicholas A. Basbanes was published in 2001.
It takes its titles from the unofficial names of the two marble lions who guard the 5th Avenue entrance of the New York Public Library.
Basbanes explores the changing form of books over the centuries and the evolution of the institutions that house them.
The book is illustrated with 61 glossy photographs which are inserted between pages 44-45 and 172-173.
This hardcover book is in near mint condition. The only marking is a 1 3/4 inch inked line visible when you close the book and look at the bottom. The very attractive dust jacket is protected by clear plastic.
The book measures 6 1/4 inches by 9 1/2 inches by 1 5/8 inches and has 636 pages.