Miniature Books

  • # 18375

    CHODOWIECKI, Daniel (1728-1801), artist.

    Almanac Généalogique pour l’an 1773, avec l’approbation de l’Académie Royale des Sciences et belles Lettres

    Berlin : [George Jacques Decker], [1772].  24mo (binding size 100 x 65 mm), original hand-coloured card covers with early manuscript title to spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, engraved double frontispiece portraits of Princess Friederike and Prince Friedrich of Prussia, engraved title, unpaginated (200+ pages), with numerous engraved plates by Daniel Berger after the artist …

  • # 16002


    [CHAPBOOK] The Penny Hymn-book

    Philadelphia : American Sunday-School Union, [c.1850]. Duodecimo (110 x 70 mm), woodcut illustration to upper wrapper; 32 pp; lower wrapper with publisher’s advertisements; corners dog-eared, paper tear at tail of spine, small toning spot at fore-edge of several leaves, otherwise internally clean and sound.

  • # 16003


    [CHAPBOOK] Memoir of Elizabeth

    Philadelphia : American Sunday-School Union, 146 Chestnut Street, [c.1850]. Duodecimo (110 x 70 mm), woodcut illustration to upper wrapper; 16 pp, woodcut illustration at head of text; lower wrapper with ‘A Hymn’; wrappers foxed and re-stitched; contents with scattered foxing.

  • # 15677

    WEYGAND, James Lamar; WEYGAND, Joy

    [MINIATURE BOOK] Ex libris minimus

    Nappanee, Indiana : Press of the Indiana Kid, 1987. Miniature book, marbled boards over calf, gilt lettering on spine, pages uncut, pp 45. Private press publication, limited to 60 copies, with 27 bookplates throughout.

  • # 15690

    ‘Our Christmas festivities’ Victorian diecut ephemeron

    Our Christmas festivities – get out of the way! (title taken from lead image). London : J. T. Wood, 1859. Diecut ephemeron, 162 x 162 mm, folded to 115 mm., forming a shapebook, printed recto and verso in gold, with 14 vignette illustrations illustrating poems celebrating Christmas. Charming.

  • # 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, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 6022


    [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 …