Books: Folios & Frenzies

ROSENBACH (616 pp.)—Edwin Wolf II, with John Fleming—World ($10).

"I have been tormented with the desire for possession," wrote a languishing millionaire in 1921. "I am still in the position of a young man sitting on the rocks on a fine moonlight night in summer, holding the hand of a pretty girl and having a great desire to kiss her, but dare not do so." The passionate metaphorist. Frank Bemis, merely wanted to buy a particularly fine First Folio Shakespeare (he finally did, for $30,000), and his was the kind of passion only one bookseller...

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