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The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac is "a story or a series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibliomania." The final work of author/poet Eugene Field before his death in 1895, this delightful volume will appeal to anyone who shares Field's mania for books.

Books, books, books—give me ever more books, for they are the caskets wherein we find the immortal expressions of humanity —words, the only things that live forever! I bow reverently to the bust in yonder corner whenever I recall what Sir John Herschel (God rest his dear soul!) said and wrote: “Were I to pay for a taste that should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me during life, and a shield against its ills, however things might