J. F. X. O’ Conor — FACTS ABOUT BOOKWORMS

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John Francis Xavier O’Conor: FACTS ABOUT BOOKWORMS. Their History in Literature and Work Libraries. Illustrated

London: Suckling & Company, 1898. Publishers green clothed hardcover with gilt decoration to front. 87 pages. Only minor foxing else overall a clean copy, finely printed

Lovely copy of the very hard to find first edition, limited to 750 copies, numbered # 265. An “exploration of the history and symbolism of bookworms in literature, as well as their role in the maintenance and classification of library collections. From the mythical creatures depicted in ancient Greek and Roman texts to the real-life insects that damage our most treasured books, the bookworm has a long and intriguing history. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the history of books and libraries

J. F. X. O' Conor — FACTS ABOUT BOOKWORMS