bibliomania

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bibliomania preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of books
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bibliomania A mania for acquiring books.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bibliomania Book-madness; a rage for collecting and possessing books, especially rare and curious ones. Also bibliomany.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bibliomania bib-li-ō-mān′i-a a mania for possessing rare and curious books
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , book + , madness: cf. F. bibliomanie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. biblion, a book, and Mania.

Usage

In literature:

Indeed, my learned friend Dr. O'Rell has met with several cases (as he informs me) in which suppressed bibliomania has resulted fatally.
"The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac" by Eugene Field
No man can take this remedy for three weeks without being wholly and permanently cured of bibliomania.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
BIBLIOMANIA; or, THE LOVE OF BOOKS IN THE MIDDLE AGES.
"Notes & Queries, No. 53. Saturday, November 2, 1850" by Various
He used to laugh at his own bibliomania.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
It is a copy of Dibdin's "Bibliomania," which belonged to Dawson Turner.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
No doubt the illustrious example of Richard de Bury tended materially to spread far and wide the spirit of bibliomania.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
The possession of a private printing-press is, no doubt, a very appalling type of bibliomania.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
He is the Orlando of Dibdin's 'Bibliomania.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
To collect books indiscriminately tends to develop the dread bibliomania.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Bibliomania has as many heads as the famed Briareus; but it seldom lifts more than two or three at once.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
The Doctor survived his Lordship about twelve years; dying of the complaint called the BIBLIOMANIA!
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
A love of books very naturally suggests a taste for reading, except when bibliomania is in the blood.
"The Library and Society" by Various
In a Letter addressed to the author of the Bibliomania.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
Brunet wrote that at this sale the thermometer of the bibliomania reached its highest point.
"Prices of Books" by Henry B. Wheatley
Dr. Dibdin, in his "Bibliomania," says, "Copying excited insensibly a love of quiet, domestic order, and seriousness.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. III, No. XVII, October 1851" by Various
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In news:

BIBLIOMANIA is a mental and emotional disorder that is chronic, progressive, incurable and entirely benign.
Bibliomania by Rosalie Osman.
Bibliomania a film by Rosalie Osman.
Not only do I suffer bibliomania , but I actively encourage the practice subversively in my school.
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