In Search Of Lost Books

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Whatever happened to the books that once existed and can no longer be found? Not the forgotten books, or those dreamed up by the author yet never written, but books that were completed, even read, before begin destroyed or vanishing into thin air. These are the mythical books that were burnt, torn, stolen, or simply disappeared, but which certainly existed. In this elegiac and gripping volume, Girogio van Straten is by turns detective and spy, traveller and schools, as he sifts through clues, pursues leads and interviews experts to discover the stories of these eight lost tomes, and their authors.