The Enemies of Books

William BLADES (1824 - 1890)

The author, an avid book collector, calls for the better protection of books against the "enemies" which lead to their physical destruction. In a series of brief chapters, he details the losses caused by raging fire, floods of water, noxious gases, sheer neglect, ignorant bigotry, invasions of bookworms and other vermin, inept bookbinders, clueless book collectors, clumsy servants, and mishandling by children.

Genre(s): Writing & Linguistics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 - Fire Maria Kasper
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Play 02 Chapter 2 - Water Maria Kasper
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Play 03 Chapter 3 - Gas and Heat Maria Kasper
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Play 04 Chapter 4 - Dust and Neglect Maria Kasper
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Play 05 Chapter 5 - Ignorance and Bigotry Maria Kasper
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Play 06 Chapter 6 - The Bookworm Maria Kasper
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Play 07 Chapter 7 - Other Vermin Maria Kasper
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Play 08 Chapter 8 - Bookbinders Maria Kasper
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Play 09 Chapter 9 - Collectors Maria Kasper
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Play 10 Chapter 10 - Servants and Children Maria Kasper
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