Mite Metadata

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  • Main Title Mite


  • Donor: Friends of the UNT Libraries
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Founded in 1981, the Friends of the UNT Libraries help to increase the collections and promote the activities of the Rare Book & Texana Collections.


  • Name: E.A. Robinson
    Place of Publication: Grimsby, England
    Additional Info: E.A. Robinson, English publishing firm, produced a number of miniature volumes in the early 1890's.


  • Creation: 1893
  • Digitized: 2008-05-15


  • English


  • Content 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.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Miniature books -- 19th century -- England -- Specimens.


  • Coverage Date: 1893
  • Start Date: 1891
  • End Date: 1896


  • Name: Miniature Book Collection
    Code: MNBC


  • Name: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
    Code: UNTRB


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Text


  • Call Number: Z232.R756 M584 1893
  • OCLC: 228102804
  • Call Number: b3429965
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5783


  • Display Note: Purchased with funds provided by the Friends of the UNT Libraries, May 2008.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: Visioneer OneTouch 8700 USB