THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS, Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus (signed)

By: Kendall, Joshua

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First printing w/complete number sequence. The story of Peter Mark Roget -- polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado," whose father's early death and the mental illness of his mother and sister caused him to start making lists at the age of eight, which was the beginning of "his quest to put everything in its rightful place, one word at a time." And the rest (remainder, balance, residue) is history (past, yesterday, antiquity.) This copy signed by Kendall, on half-title. Blue and charcoal boards w/gilt initials to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 297 pages (including acknowledgments, index), illustrated. An unread copy.

Title: THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS, Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus (signed)

Author Name: Kendall, Joshua

Categories: Auto/Biography, Signed (all categories),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons / Putnam / Penguin Group: 2009

ISBN Number: 0399154620

ISBN Number 13: 9780399154621

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 016695

Keywords: NOISBN, Joshua Kendal, obsession, Peter Mark Roget, thesaurus, slide rule, polymath, eccentrics, polymaths, scholar, scholars, France, Napoleon, Thomas Beddoes, laughing gas, mathematician, mathematicians, inventor, inventors