No morsel more delicious than a ripe book…

Carl Spitzweg, The Poor Poet (1839)

“Bookmen taste, chew, masticate, nibble, ingustate, devour, gorge, cram; they are subject to appetite and repletion; starving, over-eating, the one reacting upon the other, and thus precipitating indigestions and dyspepsias.” — Holbrook Jackson, The Anatomy of Bibliomania (1930)