Miniature Book News # 3: 1966 March Page: 1
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MINIATURE BOOK NEWS
Number 3 16 Dromara Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63124 March 1966
Percy E. Spielmann's CATALOGUE OF
MINIATURE BOOKS (London, 1961--- see
MBN Number 1 for a description) contains
the most complete listing ever assembled of
books, articles, important booksellers' catalogues,
etc. published about our subject.
In an effort to keep this bibliographical
information up-dated, and perhaps also to
supply some that Spielmann may have missed,
we itemize below additional reference sources:
Gilbert, J. LES LIBRES MINIATURA. Barcelona,
1950. 58 pp.
O'Donnell, Georgene. MINIATURA. Chicago,
Leitner Publications, 1943. (contains
a chapter on miniature books, repeating
much known information).
Prager, R. L. KLEINE BUCHER und MIKROSKOPISCHE
Deutscher Bibliophilen und Literaturfreunde.
Wien 1917, Jahrg. 5, pp. 93-100).
Prange, J. M. MINIATUURBOEKEN (in:
Amor Libororum. Zurich, 1958. pp. 187190,
Horodisch, Abraham. THE SMALL BOOK
IN HOLLAND (Article in Biblion, Sept.
15, 1940, pp. 17-26.)
Welch, D'Alte A. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF
AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
PRINTED PRIOR TO 1821. (Contained
in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian
Society, Vols. 73-4, 1964-5.)
Many miniature books listed.
Rosenbach, A. S. W. EARLY AMERICAN
CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Portland, 1933.
(Contains many references and plates
about miniature books).
THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY
CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Toronto, 1958.
(References and illustrations in color
from 1566-1910. Important children's
MICROBIBLIA, A COLLECTION OF SMALL
BOOKS. This is a catalogue (#774)
published by Blackwell's, the famous
Oxford, England, booksellers, in 1963.
Contains 329 items with descriptions,
but less than half are 4" in height or
Bangs & Co. CATALOGUE OF SCARCE
BOOKS... to be sold at Auction, April
28-30, 1902, New York. Items 594-709
comprise "an interesting collection of
miniature books. "
Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd. CATALOGUE
OF VALUABLE PRINTED
BOOKS. Auction, Feb. 23, 1965. Lot
164 (pp. 38-41 in the catalogue) encompasses
162 miniature books, many
listed by title & date.
Castaing, Roger. ALMANACHS MINUSCULES
`FRANCAIS. Extract du No.
1-1959 du Bulletin du Bibliophile. Paris,
1959. Fifteen page article about
miniature French Almanachs, with two
pages of photos.
Roscoe, S. JOHN MARSHALL AND "THE
INFANT'S LIBRARY." Twelve page
illustrated article on this important
tiny children's set, in The Book Collector,
(London), Summer, 1955.
Goff, Frederick R. MINIATURE INCUNABULA
IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.
Illustrated ten page article in
Gutenberg-Jahrbuch, (Mainz), 1958.
Bondy, Louis W. MINIATURE BOOKS. Two
page general article reprinted in Antiquarian
Certainly one of the most often printed
authors, even in diminutive format, is the
Several editions of his works are of interest
to microbibliphiles as well as Shakes
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