[LMB] Book Curses (Penric?)

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 02:39:36 GMT 2022


"May you die a death of a thousand paper cuts if you damage or steal this
book."
"May the Librarian of the Unseen University rip your arms out the their
sockets if you burn this book!"

On Mon, Jan 3, 2022, 9:49 AM Karen A. Wyle <kawyle at att.net> wrote:

>  "Dare to tear a page, and doubt not the guardians of this book will tear
> you in turn."
> Karen A. Wyle
>     On Monday, January 3, 2022, 10:48:04 AM EST, Carol Botteron <
> cjbotteron at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  According to this article
>
> https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/protect-your-library-the-medieval-way-with-horrifying-book-curses
>
> and the book it cites, some medieval scribes (who created books by hand)
> wrote curses in their books, threatening book thieves with death, or worse.
>
>
> When Penric was a student, the books he used were handmade.  I don't recall
> curses in those books.  Were there any?  Can anyone suggest appropriate
> curses to protect your favorite books?
>
>
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