bibliophily

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bibliophily

(ˌbɪblɪˈɒfɪlɪ)
n
the love of books

bibliophilism, bibliophily

a love for books, especially for first or fine editions. — bibliophile, bibliophilist, n.bibliophilic, adj.
See also: Books
zeal for collecting books.
See also: Collections and Collecting
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Two of them used ink concocted by the artist from the ashes of books he had burned himself (print-to-order books, the artist hastened to assure us: the piety of his bibliophilia apparently precluding the destruction of extant volumes).
They also show that while the majority of collectors of literary goods were people belonging to the medical profession, there were also various cases of bibliophilia in connection to different urban occupations.
This might call to mind the bibliophilia of Dorian Grey, whose enchantment with one particular book was excessive enough that he bought "no less than nine large-paper copies of the first edition and had them bound in different colors, so that they might suit his various moods and the changing fancies ofa nature over which he seemed, at times, to have almost entirely lost control.
Bibliophilia will likely appeal to those who love to learn about books and their authors, and to those with a yen for collecting.
Her formal portrait, done in oils and hanging in UAB's Lister Library, shows a grande dame in black ruffles and pearl earrings, with perfectly coiffed white hair, seated beside a stack of old leather-bound books, clearly the image of elegance and bibliophilia [6]
Greys decision to give to Cape Town the library he had collected for himself and to collect a new one for his fellow citizens resolved the tensions between his aristocratic bibliophilia and his religious and political altruism.
Indeed, much of The Forgers is a love story complicated by death and deception, but also suffused with bibliophilia, a shared love of books.
After a very short while I gathered that Professor Creedy himself suffered the same disease as myself: bibliophilia.
Bibliography is a strange concern, perhaps a necessary offshoot from bibliomania or the less severe bibliophilia.
According to Wikipedia, the love of books is bibliophilia or bibliophilism.
In laying out my argument, I want to bridge scholarship on Cather with an existing body of criticism on fine press and bibliophilia in the 1920s and '30s by looking more closely at The Colophon than others have done.
Brown also discusses the parallels between female flesh and books which figure in descriptions of bibliophilia.