I have a 4 volume book dated 1764 titled Chrysal: or, the Adventures of a Guinea. The 4 volumes are were intact but, silly me, I actually wanted to read them. I know that old books are fragile. To read this, I opened it barely enough to see the text, not more than a couple of degrees, and still the volume broke. Now the first volume is in a couple of pieces and I'm afraid to go near the others. I don't really see the point in a book that can't be read. Any suggestions?