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Publication on destruction of books

From: Fernando Baez <baez>
Date: Friday, March 26, 2004
I am glad to announce now the big Spanish edition of

    Historia universal de la destruccion de libros: De las tablillas
    sumerias a la guerra de Irak

    A Universal History of Destruction of Books: From Sumer to Irak,
    Editorial Destino, 2004. With 557 notes, and exhaustive
    bibliography (20 pages) and pictures.

You can see this book at <URL:>

Chapters include

    *   a history of the destruction of books and libraries in
        Greece and Rome, Europe, USA and Asia
    *   all the truth about very rare books burned
    *   notes about conservation in libraries
    *   Printings burned (Caxton, John Nichols, Bagster, Bowyer...)
    *   the total destruction of entire collections of texts
    *   A biographical chapter about William Blades, Cornelius
        Walford, Brunet, Lacroix, Peignot, Fernand Drujon ...
    *   Biblioclasm in all centuries.

The last chapter is about Iraq.

Dr. Fernando Baez

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