Miniature Books

  • # 33626

    SANDS & McDOUGALL

    Sands & McDougall’s Monthly Diary. Giving departure of Mails, Sunrise and Sunset, Phases of Moon, Railway Time Tables, &c. July, 1880.

    Melbourne : Victoria Stationery Warehouse, 46 Collins Street West, 1880. Quadragesimo-octavo (100 x 70 mm), publisher’s printed yellow stiff wrappers, stitched, pp 73; a very good, clean example, most diary pages with the original owner’s short neat ink entries recording over the course of the month a multitude of Melbourne surnames (possibly legal or business …

  • # 33461

    J. T. WOOD (LONDON)

    Our Christmas festivities

    London : J. T. Wood, 1859. Die-cut paper, 162 x 162 mm, folding to form a miniature triangular shapebook, longest side 115 mm; printed recto and verso in gold, with 14 vignette lithographs illustrating various aspects of a traditional Christmas as enjoyed by upper and middle-class English families: the pantomime, Blind Man’s Buff, the mistletoe, …

  • # 33458

    [ROCK BROTHERS & PAYNE]

    [The Rose Almanack. Souvenir for 1860]

    [London : Rock Brothers & Payne (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler), 1859]. Chromolithographed and engraved folding pictorial ephemeron, die-cut in the shape of a rose; diameter when opened 240 mm, folding to 120 x 70 mm; the two end panels of the almanac have discreet old tape repairs where the edges had previously separated …

  • # 24470

    SPRENGEL, M. C. (Matthias Christian)

    [INDIA] Historisch-Genealogischer Calender oder Jahrbuch der merkwürdigsten neuen Weltbegebenheiten für 1786.

    Leipzig zur Messe : Haude und Spener von Berlin, [1786]. Duodecimo (105 x 71 mm), contemporary marbled card covers, all edges gilt, engraved title page, pp [38] (with 12 leaves of engraved plates depicting Indian customs and scenes), 64, [10], folding colour engraved map of India (240 x 230 mm), 272, [2] leaves of plates …

  • # 23295

    BRAHAM, D.E. (illustrator)

    Mistress Mole

    London : Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, [c.1910]. Duodecimo (117 x 82 mm), staple bound within the original grey card wallet, colour pictorial onlay to front with decorative printed gold border, colour frontispiece plate, title page with line-drawn illustration, [10] pages, vignette line-drawn illustrations, printed in green on white paper; a pristine copy; [TOGETHER …

  • # 23292

    BARRIE, J.M. (James Matthew) (1860-1937)

    George Meredith 1909

    London : Constable and Co. Limited (printed by Chiswick Press), 1909. First Edition. Duodecimo (135 x 90 mm), original gilt-blocked cloth over boards (very lightly marked), pp 15, [1], full-page wood-engraved illustration; early ownership inscription to front pastedown, rear endpapers and pastedown foxed, else a very good copy. A homage to poet and novelist George …

  • # 9854

    [RUFUS MERRILL]

    [TAHITI] People of the Old World

    [Cover title]. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, [1854]. Duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (lightly marked, corners bent, small loss at bottom edge of lower wrapper), stitched, 16 pp, wood engraved illustrations, faint waterstain to lower margins of all leaves, otherwise internally clean and sound. The fourth in a series of six chapbooks published by Rufus Merrill …

  • # 20065

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

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

  • # 20574

    KUNDIG, André (ed.)

    Pensées médiévales

    Genève : André Kundig, 1970. Miniature book (40 mm tall), gilt-lettered card wrappers, pp.96.

  • # 19303

    SCHÜTZE, Dr. St. (editor)

    Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1824. Der Liebe und Freundschaft gewidmet.

    Frankfurt am Main Verlag : Friedrich Wilmans, [1823]. Duodecimo (180 x 120 mm), original pictorial papered boards (spine with pale foxing and short paper tear at tail, otherwise very good), all edges gilt, title page, pp 20, 314, illustrated with 14 copperplate engravings; contains numerous short fictional pieces and poetry; text in German in Gothic …

  • # 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 …

  • # 16003

    AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION

    [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.

  • # 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 …