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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much. The True Story Of A Thief, A Detective, And A World Of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much. The True Story Of A Thief, A Detective, And A World Of Literary Obsession

by Allison Hoover Bartlett

Publication: Riverhead Books, 2009, New York

First edition. Remainder mark on the underside of the pages, else fine in dust jacket. John Gilkey is an obsessed book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country not for profit but purely for the love of books. Ken Sanders is a book dealer with a penchant for detective work driven to catch him. The author not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes, where he stashed the loot, and how Sanders ultimately caught him but also explores the lure to collect books and the temptation to steal them.

Inventory Number: 29786

$35.00