Drogin, Marc. Anathema!

Marc Drogin

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Drogin, Marc. Anathema!

Totowa NJ: Allanheld & Schram, 1983. Hardback 8vo in landscape format; first edition. Pp i-xxii, 1-138. Purple cloth with gilt title to spine; 27 black and white illustrations. Condition: Fine. Dust jacket condition: Near fine. Slight toning and edge wear. $200

Full title: Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses. Out of print for nearly four decades, this scarce volume is a compilation of book curses ranging from humorous to terrifying. Augmented with engaging descriptions of scribes’ lives and work, and of the place of books in medieval society.

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