Miniature Books

  • [THUMB BIBLE] History of the Bible.
# 13587

    # 13587

    [THUMB BIBLE] History of the Bible.

    Albany [New York] : Published by S. Shaw, 1829. Miniature book, 51 mm tall, original calf with gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed, corners bumped, small areas of surface loss to the leather on front board and top edge of lower board); pp 256, with 15 full page engraved illustrations included in the pagination; occasional foxing, …

  • A small collection of “Tijuana bibles” (erotic comic books)
# 13299

    # 13299

    A small collection of “Tijuana bibles” (erotic comic books)

    [U.S.A.] : [various publishers], [c.1930-50, with two later examples c. 1970]. Seventeen titles, all oblong duodecimo, in original stapled wrappers, roneo printed, most [8] leaves, illustrated in comic strip format; occasional wear and marks, but generally in good condition. 1. Corn-Hole Productions presents J. Wellington Wimpy in You bring the ducks 2. Gertie Gulp presents …

  • Diminutive markers for miniature books
LUBRAN, Alfred
# 10751

    # 10751

    LUBRAN, Alfred

    Diminutive markers for miniature books

    [London] : Narbulla Agency, c. 1970s. A small packet sealed in plastic of about 10 miniature bookmarks for miniature books, each different and printed letterpress. Clearly essential for even the smallest reader.

  • [TAHITI] People of the Old World
[RUFUS MERRILL]

# 6022

    # 6022

    [RUFUS MERRILL]

    [TAHITI] People of the Old World

    [Cover title]. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, [1854]. Duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (lightly marked, paper loss around edges of the rear wrapper, water stain to lower right corner of front wrapper and all leaves), stitched, title page printed 'Part IV People of the Old World', 16 pp (some water staining to edges, particularly fore-edge of …

  • [MINIATURE BOOK] My brother. A poem.
ELLIOTT, Mary (attributed)
# 3692

    # 3692

    ELLIOTT, Mary (attributed)

    [MINIATURE BOOK] My brother. A poem.

    New York : printed and sold by Mahlon Day at the New Juvenile Book-store, No. 376 Pearl Street, n.d. [circa 1825]. Miniature book, 80 x 50 mm, publisher's illustrated yellow wrappers (lightly marked, lower right corners dog-eared, sewing tight), 8 pp (leaves toned), illustrated with woodcut vignettes. A scarce miniature book, whose authorship has been …

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    # 2238

    MILLS, ALfred

    [MINIATURE BOOK]. Natural history of 48 birds

    with elegant engravings, from drawings by Alfred Mills. London : Darton, Harvey, & Darton, and J. Harris, 1812. Miniature book, 64 x 56 mm., bound in later cards, pp. 96, 48 engraved plates, very good. Charming illustrated miniature by the renowned Alfred Mills, who produced a series of miniatures for Darton & Harvey between 1807 …

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    # 1172

    [KANGAROO]. Book of 50 pictures

    Concord, New Hampshire : Rufus Merrill, n.d. [between 1843 – 1854]. Duodecimo, yellow printed wrappers (short tear with tape repair), 16pp. illustrated with woodcuts, including one of a kangaroo. Rufus Merrill is recorded as having published under his own name in Concord between these dates. 

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    # 1171

    The sailor boy and other stories

    New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1855. Duodecimo, printed wrappers with woodcut illustration, stitchbound (split), 16 pp., woodcut illustrations. Short stories (very short) about a variety of subjects including Indian snake charmers and the Kangaroo of New Holland. 'Its hind legs are very long, while its fore ones are small and used more for hands than …

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    # 1170

    The young sailor, or the sea-life of Tom Bowline.

    New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, n.d. [c. 1856]. Duodecimo, printed wrappers with woodcut vignette, 16 pp., illustrated with wood-engravings including a title vignette, 1 texl & 5 full-page illustrations.  “Third Series–No. 8” on the front wrapper. Chapbook tale of young Tom, who is drawn to the sea, and sails on the ship Godolphin under his uncle …