PRESS OF THE WOOLLY WHALE. BLADES, William. REED, Philip G. ~ An Extract from Enemies of Books.
Colour illustrations by Philip G. Reed. Handset in Lutetia type by George W. Van Vechtan. 16mo,. [10 x 13.5 cms], original red patterned paper covered boards, slightly darkened at spine and with some occasional rubbing to extremities.
Blades’s 19th century diatribe on biblioclasts and book preservation, this extract on the perils of women and children in the library.