Miniature Books

  • # 40180

    Anon.

    Le petit naturaliste

    Paris : Chez Marcilly, [1833]. Miniature book, 48 x 67 mm, lithographed papered boards in matching slipcase (rubbed); all edges gilt; hand-coloured title page, eleven hand-coloured plates, with descriptions of birds and animals from around the world; in good condition. A charming miniature book on natural history for children. Gumuchian 4127; Houghton 118; Kleemeier 5774; …

  • # 42781

    LETTS, SON & CO.

    [NEW ZEALAND] Letts’s Australasian pocket diary, with an almanac for 1885.

    Being the forty-eighth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria (Accession June 20, 1837). London : Letts, Son & Co. Limited, [1884]. “Pocket series, no. 25”. Narrow octavo (180 x 90 mm), original green pebbled cloth with wallet-style flap, publisher’s gilt-stamped crest to front; title page with original owner’s name D. S. McKelne, Perth …

  • # 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 …

  • # 40226

    [LAET, Joannes de, editor]

    Gallia, sive de Francorum Regis Dominiis et opibus Commentarius.

    Lugduni Batavorvm [Leiden] : Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1629. 32mo (105 x 63 mm), contemporary vellum (very lightly marked), spine lettered in ink ‘Gallia’; edges stained red; engraved title-page, pp. [xvi], 461, [1]; pages tanned, tear to one leaf (no loss of text), otherwise very good throughout; verso of front endpaper with old stamp of Biblioteca …

  • # 40169

    Anon.

    Miniature calendar for the year 1810

    [France : s.n.], 1810. Miniature book (45 x 80 mm, full straight-grained morocco with gilt border, housed in matching morocco slipcase with the word Souvenir lettered in gilt (lower edge with short split), text block neatly detached, folding letterpress calendar on two sheets for the year 1810, the leaves comprising stiff erasable cards lettered with …

  • # 40228

    The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments … … [and] Proper Lessons to be read at Morning & Evening Prayer … … [with] The New Testament.

    Oxford : Printed at the University Press by Samuel Collingwood and Co., 1834. Two volumes, 48mo (90 x 55 mm), publisher’s limp black morocco with gilt-lettered spines (fine and unmarked); all edges gilt; original owner’s inscription in ink to each front endpaper: ‘Mary Ann Plummer August 28th 1835’; Proper Lessons is bound with The New …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …