Denis Gouey does not encourage or promote book burning activities.
This page is only educational.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury spins a tale of book burning and suppression of knowledge.
Real life history tells us that this was not a novel idea.
Everybody knows about Nazi Germany and the book burning orgies:
Way before that, but quite after the torching of Alexander's great library,
Europe had a solution for the menacing spread of knowledge as depicted in the engravings below:
In the "The Book of Abraham", "written by Himself", published in Boston - for the purchaser- in 1846, the following woodcut is used as a frontispiece: