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The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts, and Other Literary Curiosities from History

by Edward Brooke-Hitching Author

This one of a kind collection belongs on the shelf of every book nerd, and contains some of the most obscure and unusual literary gems from the last few hundred years. Documenting the wide variety of strange books out there, from a Qu'ran written in Saddam Hussein's blood, to a elegantly decorated 15th century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to wearable books, edible books, books worn as armor, and more, The Madman's Library brings together what can only be described as some of the most bizarre works of literature ever created into a single volume. Discover entertaining facts about the process of creating, reading, and distributing books over the years, and dazzle your bibliophile friends with your newfound knowledge. A great gift, to yourself or to someone else.