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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

On defining an acceptable miniature book

Description: Extended verse musings on what constitutes a miniature book, and how to decide what to include. Bound in cream card covers with applied cover label.
Date: 2000
Creator: Hunter, Darragh
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Special books : a description in verse, of the type of book I seek.

Description: Poetic musings on the collecting of books, and what makes a book desirable, including size. Produced as a keepsake for the Miniature Book Society annual Conclave XXIII. Bound in blue/purple card covers with applied cover label.
Date: 2005
Creator: Hunter, Darragh
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Insight

Description: Miniature book collector and publisher Darragh Hunter produced this volume as part of a workshop for the visually impaired. The poem within - on seeing without needing to look - is done in very large type within the size restraints of a miniature book. Bound in blue card cover with applied pictorial label.
Date: 2005
Creator: Hunter, Darragh
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

To Olga : an appreciation in verse.

Description: Poetic appreciation of Mrs. Olga Hunter, wife of the author. Bound in cream card covers with applied cover label.
Date: 2003
Creator: Hunter, Darragh
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Pacemaker.

Description: Poetic musings on the function of the heart, and when a pacemaker is needed. Bound in light green card covers with applied cover label.
Date: 1999
Creator: Hunter, Darragh
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Little book.

Description: Poetic musings on miniature books. Bound in dark red card covers with applied cover label.
Date: 2002
Creator: Hunter, Darragh
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Description: Almanac for 1847, bound in publisher's yellow printed wrappers, with hole at upper left through which a string is looped for suspension. The almanac contains information on eclipses, tides, phases of the moon, rising and setting of the moon/sun, historical facts, and quotations. Anonymous gift to the Miniature Books Collection in 2003.
Date: 1846
Creator: Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

[World's Columbian Exposition Calendar]

Description: Calendar covering from April 1893 to March 1894, illustrated with views of buildings at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, with information on the New York Life Insurance Company. Bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers.
Date: 1892
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

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

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

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

Jacob and Esau

Description: The story of Jacob and Esau.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The fall of man

Description: The story of the Fall of Man.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Noah and the flood.

Description: A retelling of the story of Noah.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Moses. Part 1

Description: The story of Moses.
Date: 1853 - 1857
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

Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Description: The story of Billy and his sister Kitty. Billy tries to correct the behavior of the "forward and headstrong" Kitty who had learned all the worst aspects of education at her boarding school.
Date: 1790-1799
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections