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.

Physical Description

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1893.

Context

This book is part of the collection entitled: Miniature Book Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 222 times . More information about this book can be viewed below.

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  • 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.

Publisher

  • 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

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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.

Physical Description

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

Notes

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

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Miniature Book Collection

These miniature books, 4 inches (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.

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Creation Date

  • 1893

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  • 1891 - 1896

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 9, 2008, 5:40 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Dec. 17, 2009, 12:08 p.m.

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Mite, book, 1893; Grimsby, England. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5783/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.