Eleven months ago I wrote about Jacques Bonnet’s Phantoms on the Bookshelves (via This Space). Today I discovered a photograph illustrating that Bonnet is no fictional bibliophile. The caption on Q-blog (Quercus) describes this as “one of his outhouses”, and repeats the picture with Bonnet’s presence.
Monsieur Bonnet, is a publisher, translator and the author of novels and works of art history, including a monograph on the artist Lorenzo Lotto. And, as you can see from this wonderful photograph (taken by Guillaume Bonnier), when we say he is a collector of books, we really mean it…
What a hideous room
Yes, it is rather depressing isn’t it. I couldn’t store my books in such bleak surroundings.
And the ping-pong table taking up the floor space – insult to injury. Is this link better?
Not only the ping-pong table but the football, all gets in the way. Your accumulation is infinitely more inspiring.
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