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 Collection: Miniature Book Collection
Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Date: 1790-1799
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Billy and his sister Kitty. Billy tries to correct the behavior of the "forward and headstrong" Kitty who had learned all the worst aspects of education at her boarding school.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Date: 1826
Creator: Horace
Description: A complete set of unbound sheets of the last printing of the Pickering Horace. The Horace was originally printed by Pickering in 1820 as the first of his Diamond Classics, and are a landmark in the world of miniature books and printing. This set of sheets are a remarkable survival, giving insight into the printing and binding process. The sheets are quarter-sheet impressions, each sheet holding 8 front-and-back leaves (16 pages) of the text. The sheets have been folded into gathers, and left thus. The separately printed frontispiece engraving is included as an individual sheet. The whole is housed in a book-form leather case.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Adam and Eve.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
The fall of man

The fall of man

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of the Fall of Man.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Jacob and Esau

Jacob and Esau

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Jacob and Esau.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Noah and the flood.

Noah and the flood.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: A retelling of the story of Noah.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

Date: [1840-1849]
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

Date: 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Date: 1846
Creator: Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795.
Description: Almanac for 1847, bound in publisher's yellow printed wrappers, with hole at upper left through which a string is looped for suspension. The almanac contains information on eclipses, tides, phases of the moon, rising and setting of the moon/sun, historical facts, and quotations. Anonymous gift to the Miniature Books Collection in 2003.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Flowers for a juvenile garland.

Flowers for a juvenile garland.

Date: [1850-1859]
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
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