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MINIATURE BOOKS.  THEIR HISTORY FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO THE PRESENT DAY
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MINIATURE BOOKS. THEIR HISTORY FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO THE PRESENT DAY

By Bondy, Luois W.

London: Sheppard Press, 1981. First edition. Fine in d.j.. First edition. [viii], 221p. Illustrated. Gilt-titled red cloth.

$35.00

AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD MDCCL
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AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD MDCCL

By Goldsmith, John

London: Printed by C. Baldwin for the Company of Stationers, 1850. A few little specks on onlays wanting, still quite lovely. 16mo. (4 1/8" x 2 1/2'). Printed in red and black. In a beautiful wallet style binding of full brown morocco with a silver clasp, upper and lower covers with four panels of onlays in four colors gilt. Spielmann 170b for the 1840 edition.

$500.00

LONDON ALMANACK FOR 1893
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LONDON ALMANACK FOR 1893

By [Miniature Almanack]

London: [Company of Stationers], 1893. First edition. Fine. First edition. Miniature book (2 1/4" X 1 1/4"). Illustrated . Bound in full scarlet silk, a.e.g. Housed in a slipcase of covered in scarlet suede, the upper cover mounted in brass in a lattice work design. London almanacks for this specific date not cited in Welsh.

$600.00

SCRIPTURE EMBLEMS
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SCRIPTURE EMBLEMS

By Religious Tract Society

London: Religious Tract Society. Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1840. Very good. Miniature Book. (2 5/8" x 2 1/4"). 128p. Bound wallet style in red morocco with gilt title, a.e.g. This rather scarce. Not in Welsh or Speilmann.

$125.00

AUNT ROSE AND HER NIECES; DEW-DROPS; THE LIFE OF GENERAL TOM THUMB; DAILY MANNA; THE HOLY BIBLE
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AUNT ROSE AND HER NIECES; DEW-DROPS; THE LIFE OF GENERAL TOM THUMB; DAILY MANNA; THE HOLY BIBLE

By [THE TINY LIBRARY] Five Volumes

Troy, NY: Moore & Nims, n.d.. Uniformly moderately faded with mild wear, about VG. Miniature books (2 3/16"). Five volumes. Each 64 pages. Uniformly bound in publisher's bindings of brown pebbled cloth, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and floral ornaments, the upper covers with decorative frames and " Tiny Library" stamped in the center. Moore & Nims were publishing from 1858 to 1869. Daily Manna. Welsh 2130; Tom Thumb 6773; Holy Bible 560; DewDrops 2318; Aunt Rose 333. (Bible and Aunt Rose listed in Welsh under the preceeding company, Marriam, and Moore, Troy, NY (1847-1858).

$350.00

LONDON ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRIST 1795
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LONDON ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRIST 1795

By [Miniature Almanack]

London: Company of Stationers, 1829. First edition. Portion of second page adheared to third. Mild old wear. Quite sound. First edition. Miniature book (32 x 30 mm) 40p Bound in in folding pocket style in full red morocco with decorative silver clasp with pocket for magnifying glass. Miniature bookplate of Wilber Macey Stone. Rare. Welsh 4588.

$875.00

LONDON ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRIST 1843
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LONDON ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRIST 1843

By [Miniature Almanack]

London: Company of Stationers, 1842. First edition. Binding worn and cracked, inner hinge cracked. Poor. Extra page laid in. First edition. Miniature book (2 1/4" X 1 1/4"). Illustrated, including engraved frontispiece of Terminus of Sun Fire Office Threadneedle Street on four pages. Bound wallet style in brown diced morocco with slot for magnifying glass, a.e.g. Welsh 4652.

$75.00

DEW-DROPS
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DEW-DROPS

[New York]: American Tract Society, 1849. Fairly bright copy with minor wear. Booksellers' ticket "Sold by Wipple & Son, Salem". Miniature book (2 1/8 x 1 3/8") 128p. Bound in embossed red cloth, a.e.g., with gilt spine title and vignette on upper cover, a.e.g. Welsh 2319; Speilmann 118.

$75.00

DEW-DROPS
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DEW-DROPS

London: Religious Tract Society, 1835. Thirteenth edition. Printed by the Chiswick Press. Contents fine, binding with minor wear. Thirteenth edition. Printed by the Chiswick Press. Miniature book (1 7/8 x 1 3/8") Unpaged. Bound in untitled red wallet style leather, a.e.g. Welsh 2312.

$125.00

DEW-DROPS
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DEW-DROPS

New York: American Tract Society, 1849. About fine, a very nice bright copy. Miniature book (2 1/8 x 1 3/8") 128p. Bound in embossed red cloth, a.e.g., with gilt spine title and floral vignette on upper cover, a.e.g. Welsh 2319; Speilmann 118.

$75.00

THE XXIII OLYMPIAD
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THE XXIII OLYMPIAD

By Weber, Francis J.

San Fernando, CA: Junipero Serra Press, 1981. Limited to 350 copies. Fine in original paper envelope. Limited to 350 copies. Miniature book (3" x 2 1/8"). 14p. Olympic postage stamp as frontispiece. Bound in full red leather with cover titles in gilt featuring the Olympic rings, a.e.g. This copy with the "Zamorano Roxburghe 1984" bookplate. Bradbury 20.

$50.00

CALIFORNIA, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ITS MINIATURE BOOKS
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CALIFORNIA, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ITS MINIATURE BOOKS

By Weber, Francis J.

San Buenaventura: Junipero Serra Press, 1976. Limited to 350 copies. Fine in original paper printed envelope. Limited to 350 copies. Miniature book (3" x 2 1/8"). 49p. Bound in full black leather with cover titles in gilt, a.e.g. Bradbury 2.

$50.00

PORTRAITURES OF NUDES, BY WORLD-FAMOUS ARTISTS
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PORTRAITURES OF NUDES, BY WORLD-FAMOUS ARTISTS

By Cushing, Frank

Tustin, CA: Garden View Press, 1975. Limited to 175 copies, this no. 101. Fine. Limited to 175 copies, this no. 101. Miniature book (1 1/2" x 1 5/16"). Unpaged (42p). 12 illustrations on the rectos with letterpress en face, fold-out plate at rear. Printed in colors and bound by Frank Cushing in full scarlet cloth in like slipcase and original envelope. Initialled by Cushing.

$75.00

KWAIDAN, JIKININKI YUKI-ONNA
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KWAIDAN, JIKININKI YUKI-ONNA

By Hearn, Lafcadio

Tustin, CA: Garden View Press, 1969. Limited to 200 copies, this no. 109. Fine. Limited to 200 copies, this no. 109. Miniature book (2 1/4" x 2"). (IV), 57p, colophon. Letterpress printing by Frank Cushing on Okawara Japanese handmade paper bound French-fold style. Two hand-colored illustrations by Warren Batchelder. Bound by William and Lucile Rasmussen at the Dragon Bindery in string tied oriental style with Japanese silk with paper title label and housed in blue cloth wrap-around case with secured with an ivory peg. Housed in box with printed cover label. Prospectus and press statement laid in.

$200.00

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

By Omar Khayyam

Venice: S. Rosen, 1906. Trifling soil, about fine. Miniature book (2 9/16" x 2"). 92p. Illustrated by Guido Maria Stella with six full-page plates. Printed in red and black by Dr. R. Jacchia Tipografia Fontana. Bound in buff boards printed in red and black and with a leather cord tie. Welsh 5361.

$250.00

SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE
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SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE

By Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Venice: S. Rosen, 1906. Fine. Miniature book (2 9/16" x 2"). 104p. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece and a plate of the author's tomb. Printed in red and black. Bound in buff boards printed in red and black and with a leather cord tie. Welsh 1481.

$250.00

MORE TALES FOR BIBLIOPHILES
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MORE TALES FOR BIBLIOPHILES

By [Black Cat Press]

Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1965. Limited to 125 sets in full leather. Fine.. Limited to 125 sets in full leather. Three volumes. Miniature books (2 1/4 x 1 3/4"). Bound respectively by Bela Blau in full brown, red, and green leather with gilt titles and marbled endpapers. Housed in slipcase covered in marbled paper. Includes The Bookbinder of Hort by Von Sacher-Masock; Books Interchanged by Hayno Focken; and The Elzevir by Fedor Von Zobelitz - all translated by Theodore W. Koch. Books printed in two colors with French-fold leaves, each with a frontispiece. Forgue & Cady II, pp. 59-61.

$300.00

35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS
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35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS

By Bromer, Anne & David

Boston: Bromer, 1987. First edition. Fine. First edition. 12mo. Printed on coated paper with color pictures on the rector with descriptions en face. Bound in gray paper wrappers with title on the spine and upper cover. Housed in fitted plastic case.

$40.00

THE ROSE GARDEN OF OMAR KHAYYAM
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THE ROSE GARDEN OF OMAR KHAYYAM

By Thompson, Eben Francis

Worcester, MA: Commonwealth Press, 1933. Contents in fine codition, Some ozidizing to the gilt compartments, some slight edgewear to box edges. Box of quarter red morocco with marbled sides containing six items in compartments: The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam (5 7/8" x 4 7/8"), The Rose Garden... (1 3/4" X 1 1/2"), The Rose Garden... 3/16" X 1/8"), A Thimbleful of Books by Thompson, and a magnifying glass in a brass holder, along with a proof sheet in wraps. All books bound in full red morocco. The book was advertised at the time as the smallest book in the world. Welch 5354; Bradbury 51-53.

$1450.00

THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
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THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

By [Bible in English]

New York: Oxford University Press, 1896. Tiny damaged spots where chain broke loose from bottom of rear cover, now reattached. All else fine. Miniature book (1 3/4" x 1 1/4"). 876p. Illustrated. Bound in full brown leather with embossed designs and gilt spine titles. Bible chained to a 5 1/2" wooden lectern with shelf for storing the Bible, magnifying glass in front pocket. Label on bottom of lectern explaining chained books. Also called the "Mite Bible". Welsh 561.

$950.00

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