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To Clean

Books may be cleaned with a little dry bread crumbled up and rubbed gently, but firmly, over with the open hand. Cloth covers may be washed with a sponge dipped in a mixture made from the white of an egg beaten to a stiff froth and afterwards allowed to settle. To clean grease marks from books, dampen the marks with a little benzine, place a piece of blotting-paper on each side of the page, and pass a hot iron over the top.

To Keep Mice From

Sprinkle a little Cayenne pepper in the cracks at the back of the shelves of the bookcase.

To Preserve From Damp

A few drops of strong perfumed oil, sprinkled in the bookcase will preserve books from damp and mildew.


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