Patience & Fortitude, 2001 Nicholas A. Basbanes
Patience & Fortitude A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places and Book Culture, 2001 was written by Nicholas A. Basbanes.
It takes its titles from the unofficial names of the marble lions which 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.
There are 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.