A Remedy for Bookworms

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REFERRING to the letter from Mr. J. Ewen Davidson on this subject (NATURE, vol. lix. p. 126). In my experience of keeping books in Fiji and various parts of Australia, I have only had to contend with the attacks of rats, cockroaches, “silverfish” (Lepisma), and a small boring beetle; all of which attack the binding, probably for the sake of the starch paste, &c.

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STEEL, T. A Remedy for Bookworms. Nature 59, 439–440 (1899) doi:10.1038/059439c0

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