The enemies of books / by William Blades.

Author
Blades, William, 1824-1890 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Trübner & Co., 1880.
Description
xiii, 110 p., [8] leaves of plates (some fold.) : ill. ; 21 cm.

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Notes
  • "The nucleus of the ... essay appeared in the August, September and October numbers of 'The Printers' register' for 1879"--Pref.
  • "The plates are intended to show some of the various ways in which books can be illustrated"--P. [xi].
  • Princeton copy 1 has book-plates: Edward Wright Sheldon; William Johnson.
  • Princeton copy 2 is author's presentation copy to Carey Palmer, dated Oct. 1880.
Contents
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Gas and heat
  • Dust and neglect
  • Ignorance
  • The bookworm
  • Other vermin
  • Bookbinders
  • Collectors
  • Conclusion : Reverence for old books.
LCCN
02025784 //r25
OCLC
546201
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