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These tiny books served the practical purpose of being easily concealed or transported, but their diminutive size also engages the imagination beyond their practical purposes.

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Miniature History of the Button: Part 2
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Miniature History of the Button: Part 2: Vols. 4, 5, 6

by [JUSTARIP Press] Maryann Riker.

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Edition
Edition of 8
Binding
Hardcover
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Hoover, Alabama
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey:: Maryann Riker,, 2009.. Edition of 8. Three 1" circular button books; 6 pages each. Accordion structure with pastedowns as pages. Each book cover an actual button. Housed in 2.875 x 2.875 x 1.75” cloth and paper covered box with attached lid. Paper title label on exterior of lid with colophon on the opposite side of the lid. Maryann Riker: "When I was young, I spent many a rainy afternoon picking through my mom and aunt’s button jar and button box. I loved the variety--each one its own special work of art. These little gems have always held my fascination. The second part of the Miniature History of the Button is a brief history on the button’s use and types. This is then my ode to their noble purpose in making our lives simpler and easier in keeping our clothes in their proper place.
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Museum.

Museum.

by [Red Hydra] Billy Collins.

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  • Signed
Condition
Used
Edition
Edition of 65
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Hoover, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama:: Red Hydra Press,, 2014.. Edition of 65. 2.75 x 2.75" miniature book. Letterpress printed by Steve Miller in three sections, sewn, consolidated, then wrapped in handmade paper. Printed in Centaur and Charlemagne types. Printed and wrapped in four papers made at Papeterie St. Armand in Montréal. Signed by the poet. Numbered. Steve Miller: "Billy Collins penned a sweet new poem, and this is its first appearance.
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Ribbon Snake.
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Ribbon Snake.

by Goodale, Rebecca.

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used
Edition
Edition of 5
Binding
Hardcover
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Hoover, Alabama
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Portland, Maine:: Rebecca Goodale,, 2015.. Edition of 5. 3 x 2.75"; miniature accordion with 6 panels. Handcolored dry point plates. Cloth bound with hand stitching on front board. Laid in paper wraparound with matching hand-stitched snake on spine. In cloth-covered slipcase. Signed and numbered by the artist. Rebecca Goodale: "The Ribbon Snake has been added to the Special Concern list in the state of Maine. Thamnophis sauritus is a smaller, more delicate snake than the garter snake."
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Drawing of a seated Dervish with his followers seating in front of him and playing music, signed...
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Drawing of a seated Dervish with his followers seating in front of him and playing music, signed by Reza-i Abbasi

by Safavid Isfahan school of painting by Reza-i Abbasi

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Used - Good
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1624 Drawing. Good. No Binding. Signed by Illustrator(s). Titled in Persian "Majlis-I yawm-I sa'id ast" (Session of the happy day), signed "Raqm Kamineh Reza-i Abbasi" and dated 1034 AH.,- 1624 AD. Measurments of drawing: 13x11.5 cm (complete page: 23x17 cm)..
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LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE Wee Little Books Box Set
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LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE Wee Little Books Box Set: Little Orphan Annie Finds Minnie, Little Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks, Little Orphan Annie and the Lucky Knife, Little Orphan Annie and the Pinch-Pennys, Little Orphan Annie and Her Dog Sandy, Little Orphan Annie at Happy Home

by Harold Gray

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Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
Wee Little Books
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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This is a scarce, complete 6-volume "LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE" Wee Little Books set by Harold Gray with original storage box. 1934; Whitman Publishing Co.; Racine, Wisconsin. All books are illustrated and in terrific condition. The set contains the following 6 books:* Little Orphan Annie Finds Mickey* Little Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks* Little Orphan Annie and the Lucky Knife* Little Orphan Annie and the Pinch-Pennys* Little Orphan Annie and Her Dog Sandy* Little Orphan Annie at Happy HomeCondition:"Finds Mickey" and "Happy Home" have some wear at the top edge of the spine...otherwise, the books are in terrific condition with no other condition issues found. All books are tightly bound with no cracks and no loose pages. All books appear unread with clean pages and no writing, stains, tears or foxing found. The slip case is clean with no stains and only a tiny tear at one corner by the opening. Overall the set is in great condition.
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Little Orphan Annie
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Little Orphan Annie: # 708 - 2nd Big Little Book Ever Published

by Harold Gray

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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This is a scarce "Big Little Book" copy of "LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE" by Harold Gray. Number 708. 1933 1st edition, 2nd printing (with 1928 copyright date and 3-title ad at the back of the book); Whitman Publishing Company; Racine, Wisconsin. Illustrated throughout. This title has the distinction of being the second Big Little Book ever published. The book is a reprint of the daily comic strip that appeared in the New York Daily News newspaper from October 1, 1931 to August 31, 1932. Scarce in any condition.Condition:Soiling/staining to the front cover; the spine has a stain at the left edge; small, light stain at the top-right corner of the back cover; the left and right edges of the bottom of the spine have chipped off. The top-right corner of the front cover is worn. Tight binding with no cracks. Page 234 is present but detached, and the top edge has torn off. The illustration opposite page 74 has been colored in with watercolor...the pages are otherwise clean with no other condition issues found. Tiny,… Read More
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eight neighbors and roommates.
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eight neighbors and roommates.

by Goodale, Rebecca.

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Condition
Used
Edition
Edition of 8
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Hoover, Alabama
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Freeport, Maine:: Rebecca Goodale,, 2019.. Edition of 8. 2.5 x 2.5" miniature. Accordion structure extending from front board. Compound drum leaf assembly with a variation on a secret Belgian binding for the covers. Dry points, á la poupée or hand-colored. Text letterpress printed by Scott Vile of Ascensius Press. Handmade paper by Bernie and Patty Vinzannni as well as handmade paper by Katie MacGregor. Signed and numbered by the artist. Poem and book by the artist inspired by spiders in her life.
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[MINIATURE] USEFUL INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS MEN, MECHANICS AND ENGINEERS.
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[MINIATURE] USEFUL INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS MEN, MECHANICS AND ENGINEERS.

by No Author ( C.C. Briggs)

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  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Third Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Pittsburgh, PA: Jones & Laughlins Steel , 1878. The RARE Third Edition, 1878. A true miniature, 4.1275 cm x 6.35 cm, bound in flexible leather tooled in gilt front cover, tooled in blind rear, all edges gilt, no slipcase present. Very Good, rubbing to covers, especially at joints, faint pencil notations end pages. (1), 279 pp., Index paginated a-k, ( 3 pp. ads) (16 blank note pages), (1). With illustrations. A book intended for use and small enough to fit into a pocket. Earliest holdings noted at Worldcat are the 1888 eighth edition, that edition held by only 3 libraries. . Third Edition. Flexible Leather. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 4.1275 cm x 6.35 Cm. Miniature.
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The Bible in Miniature; Or, A Concise History of the Old and New Testaments (Miniature)
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The Bible in Miniature; Or, A Concise History of the Old and New Testaments (Miniature)

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Binding
Hardcover
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Athens, Greece
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188 pp. 5,2x4,5 cm. With 9 full-page engravings in-text. Printed by H. Mozley, Gainsborough, 1815.
--- Leather bound (modern binding). Gilt lettering on spine. Trace of tape on first engraving. A note written on the last two blank pages, before endpapers. Otherwise, pages are clean.
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Bryce's Thumb English Dictionary (Miniature)
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Bryce's Thumb English Dictionary (Miniature)

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  • Good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Miniature
Binding
Hardcover
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Athens, Greece
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Comprising: Besides the ordinary and newest words in the language, short explanations of a large number of scientific, philosophical, literary, and technical terms. 386 pp. 5,8x4,5 cm. David Bryce and Son, Glasgow, n.d. (1890-1900)
--- Full leather, gilt lettering on front cover. Some edgewear. All edges gilt, pages bright.
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PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO.
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PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO.

by VIRGIL. --- Miniature book

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
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London, Greater London
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Impensis Gul Pickering. Londini. (London). 1821. MINIATURE BOOK. (3.3 x 2.1 inches). Portrait frontis, title page, 284pp (including second title page. A fine copy of this expertly printed little volume in a highly attractive leather binding of beautiful full dark green morocco by Lanscelin. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Boards with triple gilt ruled borders. Stamped monogram to the front board. Board edges double ruled in gilt. Turn-ins with elaborate gilt roll. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Orange, gold and green silk book marker sewn in. A fine copy, housed in a marbled paper covered slip-case. The slip-case has seen some damage and has been repaired with sticky tape to the edges, but has done the job of keeping the book in fine condition. A marvellous piece of book production, both the text and the binding.
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Christmas Nutshell Library (All 4 books are Signed by Hilary Knight)
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Christmas Nutshell Library (All 4 books are Signed by Hilary Knight)

by Hilary Knight

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Ed
Binding
Hardcover
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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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FIRST EDITION WITH ALL FOUR BOOKS SIGNED BY HILARY KNIGHT! Likely the ONLY such set listed anywhere in the world right now. Each book is signed differently, NONE are personalized, two are dated in 1992. Condition is a strong Very Good: pristine text & illustrations, the boards look like new. But some age-related foxing on endpapers, mild wear on dust jackets. Slipcase has original $2.95 price clearly visible and remarkably only mild wear. Simply a wonderful and unique set. Signed by author.
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CHRISTMAS STOCKING SERIES
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CHRISTMAS STOCKING SERIES: The story of LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, PETER RABBIT, FAIRY TALES FROM GRIMM, FAIRY TALES FROM ANDERSON, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

by L. Frank Baum

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Condition
used
Edition
FIRST EDITION
Binding
Hardcover
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Morongo Valley, California
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Six Volumes, 4" h x 3" w. Peter Rabbit is dated 1911 other five are 1905. Bound in original red paper covered boards with pictorial down the front covers that are surrounded by a stamped design of holly and berries. White paper inside aged with yellowish tint. each book has numerous full-page color and some black and white illustrations throughout, the only credited illustrator John R. Neill for Peter Rabbit. Introductions by L. Frank Baum. Publisher's ads at ends. A Very Good set, lacking the original slipcase, spines are rubbed and falling apart, binding on Cinderella is gone. Interior contents are good solid some pages do have pencil writing/ marks from a child SCARCE as a complete set. The tumultuous and complicated history of "Little Black Sambo" as a book and as a pejorative term adds a painful overlay to this otherwise charming Christmas stocking stuffer. Each miniature book has different page count, listed below. Fairy tales of Grimm -127 pages Fairy tales from Anderson - 126 pages Cinderella… Read More
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Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion
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Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion: New Century Library

by Jane Austen

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  • Good
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First by publisher
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Kensington, Victoria
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Rare compilation of the works of Jane Austen in two kid leather bound editions published 1903 by T. Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh and New York.
Ultra fine paper, soft leather covers with embossed spines. Books are in generally good to very good condition, one has a previous owners name on inner page. Both volumes contain the original silk bookmark but one is unsecured.
Soft leather covers have aged well with minimal wear evident at upper and lower ends of the spines. Pages have a gold finish to top edge.
A genuine collector's set.
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La Divina Commedia (Miniature)
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La Divina Commedia (Miniature)

by Dante, Alighieri

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - G
Binding
Hardcover
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Athens, Greece
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455 pp.+ 1 plate h.t. 6,5x4,5 cm. G. Barbèra, Editore, Firenze, 1919.
--- Text in Italian. The book is complete. Full leather contemporary binding, with rich gold decoration on covers and spine. Some edgewear. All edges red – discolouration on top-edges. Some notes on endpapers – all other pages are bright and clean.
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