HarperCollins Librorum Ridiculorum
HarperCollins Librorum Ridiculorum

Librorum Ridiculorum

By Brian Lake


Publication Date: June 13, 2023

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A celebration of all the weird and wonderful books to be found at an antiquarian bookshop.

Books have the power to enrich the soul, to enliven the senses, to expand our horizons… and others are simply mad. This wonderful celebration of the oddest books ever published is a treat for all bibliophiles, booksellers and fans of the bizarre. It is an exploration of the most eccentric titles and covers from our past, that have inexplicably fallen out of print but should never be forgotten.Gems include:Scouts in BondageFrog Raising for Pleasure and ProfitPremature Burial and How It May Be PreventedDrummer Dick’s Discharge

About the Author

Throughout his career of writing and selling books, Brian Lake has managed to collect hundreds of bizarre book examples across different genres and centuries. He is a partner in Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers, the leading specialists in 17th, 18th and 19th century English literature and history.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: June 13, 2023

ISBN: 9780008545543

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