I finally bought a copy of this. I had hoped it would be released in trade paperback at a lower price but a year later the hardcover is still the only thing available. It was too long for an interlibrary loan–I wanted to savour the details, particularly as they relate to librarianship. I used to work in a library and did the purchasing and collection development for the adult library, so I want to know about Belle and a library system I respect in the Morgan Library.
I really admire this lady. She turned up in a biography of J.P. Morgan I read and also a book I am reading currently A Heavenly Craft : The Woodcut in Early Printed Books by Daniel De Simone (editor).
There are so many illuminated manuscripts in the Morgan Library, and that is one of my passions; I have bought many books and art reproductions on the subject, so consider this biography of Belle da Costa Greene part of that larger collection of mine.