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Offline besilarius

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Protect your books
« on: October 13, 2019, 07:25:08 AM »
What I feared the most was Sister Bernadette's wooden ruler.  What did I know?

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/protect-your-library-the-medieval-way-with-horrifying-book-curses
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Re: Protect your books
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 07:27:20 AM »
What I feared the most was Sister Bernadette's wooden ruler.  What did I know?

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/protect-your-library-the-medieval-way-with-horrifying-book-curses

I've seen modern book plates (modern meaning printed in the last 100 years) that called down woe on someone borrowing a book and not returning it.

Remember, only your friends steal your books.

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Re: Protect your books
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 06:13:18 PM »
Stealing books?? That’s no friend, friend.
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