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Description: 3D scanned models of a miniature Catholic prayer book. The object is bound in ivory silk with silver, gilt, red, and green embroidery and silver sequins and beads. Housed in red leather pull-off case simulating a book, with gilt decoration. Case with spine title "Annee Nouvell".
Date: 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Hymns ancient and modern: for use in the services of the church

Description: 3D scanned models of a miniature hymn book.Bound in publisher's black pebbled leather with gilt spine titles, all edges of text block gilt. Mounted on cover is silver plaque with repousse decoration of the heads of cherubs or putti among clouds. The silver plaque is marked with hallmarks for: Birmingham, England, sterling silver, date letter for 1906, and maker Levi & Salaman.
Date: 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Isaac

Description: Biography of Isaac, Patriarch of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Date: 1853-1857
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Joshua

Description: Biography of Joshua, leader of the Children Of Israel after Moses. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Date: 1853-1857
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Koran

Description: 3D scan models of a miniature Koran case. The case is octagonal and silver with loops on side and decorated with Arabic text. The case holds a octagonal Korans called a banner Koran which were known to have been hung on standards with flags and carried into battle. Gruber, C. J. The Islamic manuscript tradition, p. 64
Date: 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Manassæ Oratio, Esdræ lib, III & IV. Cum indice Bibliorum triplici

Description: 3D scanned models of a miniature religious book. Bound in full contemporary red morocco, gilt tripple rule outer and inner rectangle, partly pointille corner fleurons. Front lettered "Au Capucins de"; back lettered "Pontoise". Spine with 5 compartments, 4 with stars within borders, fifth contains title "ORAT MAN".
Date: 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Miniature Koran leaves

Description: 3D scanned models of leaves from a miniature Koran. Housed in rectangular brass(?) locket with oval applied lenticular illustration on cover showing bearded male figures in robes.
Date: 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Miriam

Description: Biography of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Date: 1853-1857
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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.
Date: 1893
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Petite calendar and stamp case 1903.

Description: Calendar for the year 1903. Bound in full red simulated leather with gilt cover title. Includes table for each month of the year showing days/date, religious days, and phases of the moon; information on postal rates (foreign & domestic), and information on money order rates. Includes section at center with wax pages between which stamps could be stored so they would not stick to anything.
Date: 1902
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Rhymes, for infant minds.

Description: Mid-1800's children's book containing various poems with moral themes. Most deal with death of children, and how if they live right, they will go to heaven.
Date: c.1850
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections