The Enemies of Books
Libraries destroyed by Fire.—Alexandrian.—St. Paul's destruction
of MSS., Value of.—Christian books destroyed by Heathens.—
books destroyed by Christians.—Hebrew books burnt at
books at Grenada.—Monastic libraries.—Colton library.—
riots.—Dr. Priestley's library.—Lord Mansfield's books.—Cowper.
—Strasbourg library bombarded.—Offor Collection burnt.—Dutch
Church library damaged.—Library of Corporation of London.
Heer Hudde's library lost at sea.—Pinelli's library captured
by Corsairs.—MSS. destroyed by Mohammed II—Books damaged
rain.—Woffenbuttel.—Vapour and Mould.—Brown stains.—Dr.
Dibdin.—Hot water pipes.—Asbestos fire.—Glass doors to
GAS AND HEAT.
Effects of Gas on leather.—Necessitates re-binding.—
light.—British Museum.—Treatment of books.—Legend of Friars
DUST AND NEGLECT.
Books should have gilt tops.—Old libraries were neglected.—
of a College library.—Clothes brushed in it.—Abuses in French