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Scientist, Scholar & Scoundrel: A Bibliographical Investigation of the Life and Exploits of Count Guglielmo Libri by Jeremy M. Norman

xxii, 176pp. Illustrated. 9 x 6 inches. Soft cover, acid-free paper. ISBN 978-1-60583-041-4. NP42810

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A bio-bibliographical account of the life and exploits of the notorious Count Guglielmo Libri (1802-69), mathematician, journalist, patriot, historian of science, paleographer, book collector, bibliographer, antiquarian bookseller, forger and book thief. The work includes an annotated timeline and various essays which place Libri's life and works and the "Libri Affair" in context. Finely designed by Jerry Kelly and printed on Mohawk paper. Includes an index of personal names. Published by The Grolier Club in connection with an exhibition held at the Grolier Club from March 14 - May 24, 2013.

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Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing, SHARPNews 23, no. 1 (Winter 2014).(pdf)


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