Mite

Description:

The 1st printing of The Mite was produced in 1891, and was at the time the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. This 2nd printing was produced in 1893, and a third printing was done in 1896. The text, a collection of facts and information, is supplemented with various illustrations. In 1896, Salmin of Padova, Italy, printed their Galileo A Madama Christina Di Lorena, which supplanted The Mite as the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. It may still, however, be the smallest book printed in England with movable type.

Creator(s): Unknown
Creation Date: 1893
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection(s):
Miniature Book Collection
Usage:
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Creator:
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: E.A. Robinson
Publisher Info: E.A. Robinson, English publishing firm, produced a number of miniature volumes in the early 1890's.
Place of Publication: Grimsby, England
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1893
  • Digitized: May 15, 2008
Coverage:
Date
1893  
From 1891 to 1896
Description:

The 1st printing of The Mite was produced in 1891, and was at the time the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. This 2nd printing was produced in 1893, and a third printing was done in 1896. The text, a collection of facts and information, is supplemented with various illustrations. In 1896, Salmin of Padova, Italy, printed their Galileo A Madama Christina Di Lorena, which supplanted The Mite as the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. It may still, however, be the smallest book printed in England with movable type.

Note:

Purchased with funds provided by the Friends of the UNT Libraries, May 2008.

Physical Description:

[7], 10-28, [2] p. : ill. ; 21 mm.
Bound in green cloth with gilt cover decoration.

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Contributor(s):
  • Donor : Friends of the UNT Libraries Founded in 1981, the Friends of the UNT Libraries help to increase the collections and promote the activities of the Rare Book & Texana Collections.
Partner:
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection:
Miniature Book Collection
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: Z232.R756 M584 1893
  • OCLC: 228102804 |
  • CALL-NO: b3429965
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc5783
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
Rights:
Access: Public