Miniature Book News # 5: 1966 September Page: 6
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bound in orange boards and was printed in
an edition of 100 copies. Mr. Weygand
prefers to trade copies for book items in
the fields he collects, such as Indiana
material, Private Press books, early book
imprints, among other permanent wants.
However, he can be induced to swap the
above book also for $4.00 (207 North Main
St., Nappanee, Ind., 46550).
Another new miniature just released,
although it is dated 1965, is FIREFLIES,
A Collection of Haiku, by Frank Ankenbrand,
Jr. This is a collection of three-line
poems in forty-seven pages, frenchfold,
2 1/8 by 1 7/8". A vignette illustration
adorns each page which is made of thin
Bible paper. The binding is a handsome
grey crushed morocco, with a gilt designed
tree limb and birds stamped and hand colored
on the front cover. Copies may be had
by writing the producer: The Schori Press,
1580 Maple Ave., Evanston, Ill., for $5.50.
Paul A. Ruddell (461 Ben Franklin
Station, Washington, D. C., 20044) has
published a Spring Newsletter on Doll
Books. In it is a page on miniature books
available--- all recent ones from the
presses of Achilles J. St. Onge, Black
Cat, and Hillside.
Mrs. Alla T. Ford (114 South Palmway,
Lake Worth, Florida 33460) is a rare book
dealer who specializes in and writes about
children's books, among other subjects.
Recently she prepared a list of some forty
to fifty miniature books, some old, some
new, which are available at various prices.
YALE'S BEINECKE LIBRARY
On a recent trip East, we stopped in
New Haven, Conn. to behold the magnificent
new Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library at Yale University.
Beinecke is believed to be the world's
largest building devoted solely to rare
books and manuscripts. Some 250,000 volumes
are now contained in the above and
underground bookstacks which can ultimately
The building, designed by Gordon Bunshaft
of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, is
of Vermont marble and granite, bronze,
and glass. Translucent marble panes, instead
of windows, give the edifice a striking
effect. An inside, large, glassed-in
multi-storied square column enables the
visitor to look right in at the book stacks,
which are under constant humidity and
Of special interest to readers of this
journal, of course, are not so much the
large stacks but the small books. And
Beinecke has quite a few! Housed on large
shelves along an underground corridor are
about five hundred tiny tomes. The catalogue
cards are all filed together under
"miniature books" (which is unusual for
the large libraries), and almost fill an entire
file tray. All books ten centimeters
(four inches) in height and less are included
in the file.
It was good to see that Beinecke had
several of the currently produced miniature
books in among the many antiquarian volumes.
Among its treasures and more unusual
miniature items, Beinecke has the famous
political campaign book about Teddy Roosevelt,
THE FACTS ABOUT THE CANDIDATE,
by Byron Andrews, in German,
Hebrew, and Danish. These were issued
to appeal to foreign born voters and published
in Chicago in 1904; they measure
2 3/8" in height. Other uncommon goodies
Beinecke possesses are THE LILLIPUTIAN
BOOK OF BEAUTY, by Barnard
Crecerelle, London, R. Tyas, 1841 (1/2"
tall); HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA, Boston, John Jewett & Co.,
1858 (1 1/8"); KLEINE PRINT BYBEL...
by Daniel J. Langeweg, The Hague,
Many readers have expressed interest
in miniature bookplates. Several have sent
in their personal examples to your editor.
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Edison, Julian I. Miniature Book News # 5: 1966 September, periodical, 1966; St. Louis, Missouri. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9458/m1/6/: accessed June 14, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.