Friday, December 06, 2013

For those whose treasures are rather cased in leather covers than closed in iron coffers, there is a class of alienators to beware of; I mean your borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes, leaving that foul gap in the bottom shelf facing you, like a great eye-tooth knocked out." Charles Lamb.

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