The Enemies of Books.

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Creator

William Blades

Title

The Enemies of Books.

Publisher

Trubner & Co.

Date

1880

Coverage

London

Description

Bound by Lorenz Schwartz at The Zahn Bindery, circa 1907. Full black morocco with a matching design on both covers: a large silverfish (“bookworm”) inlaid in white morocco to center of cover, tooled in gilt. (Modeled after a fold-out plate in the book between pp. 62 & 63.) The borders imply the “trail” of a bookworm through the pages of a book, and also include supplementary tooling with flowers, olive branches, and dots in gilt.

Relation

From the collection of Nolan J. Goodman