Books Condemned to be Burnt

March 20, 2020|
Books Condemned to be Burnt
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Excerpt: "Historians are generally too engrossed with the details of battles, all as drearily similar to one another as scenes of murder and rapine must of necessity be, to spare a glance for the far brighter and more instructive field of the mutations or of the progress of manners. This work is attempt to supply the deficiency on the particular subject of burning books. Here is the sort of attraction that belongs to all forbidden fruit in books which some public authority has condemned to the flames. And seeing that to collect something is a large part of the secret of human happiness, it occurred to me that a variety of the happiness that is sought in book collecting might be found in making a collection of books of this sort. I have, therefore, put together the following narrative of our burnt literature as some kind of aid to any book-lover who shall choose to take my hint and make the peculiarity I have indicated the key-note to the formation of his library."

Title:Books Condemned to be BurntFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 20, 2020Publisher:OtbebookpublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3965379070

ISBN - 13:9783965379077

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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