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Mite
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.
On defining an acceptable miniature book
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.
Special books : a description in verse, of the type of book I seek.
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.
Insight
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.
Bookplate: a discussion in verse, of some aspects of the use of bookplates in miniature books.
Poetic musings on bookplates and their uses in miniature books. Bound in cream card covers with applied cover label.
To Olga : an appreciation in verse.
Poetic appreciation of Mrs. Olga Hunter, wife of the author. Bound in cream card covers with applied cover label.
Yet another ABC book; or thoughts along the alphabet.
Verse musings in the form of an alphabet book. Bound in dark red card covers with applied cover label.
Early morning angling : or, bass fishing in SE Ontario.
Verse on fishing in Ontario. Bound in cream card covers with applied cover label.
Moderation: a discussion in verse on it's application to a book.
Poetic musing on moderation applied to books, and the distances a book can travel. Bound in cream card covers with applied cover label.
Pacemaker.
Poetic musings on the function of the heart, and when a pacemaker is needed. Bound in light green card covers with applied cover label.
Little book.
Poetic musings on miniature books. Bound in dark red card covers with applied cover label.
Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847
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.
[World's Columbian Exposition Calendar]
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.
Joshua
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.
Miriam
Biography of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Petite calendar and stamp case 1903.
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.
Isaac
Biography of Isaac, Patriarch of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Jacob and Esau
The story of Jacob and Esau.
The fall of man
The story of the Fall of Man.
Noah and the flood.
A retelling of the story of Noah.
Moses. Part 1
The story of Moses.
Rhymes, for infant minds.
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.
Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty
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.
The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.
Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts.
Flowers for a juvenile garland.
Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]
A complete set of unbound sheets of the last printing of the Pickering Horace. The Horace was originally printed by Pickering in 1820 as the first of his Diamond Classics, and are a landmark in the world of miniature books and printing. This set of sheets are a remarkable survival, giving insight into the printing and binding process. The sheets are quarter-sheet impressions, each sheet holding 8 front-and-back leaves (16 pages) of the text. The sheets have been folded into gathers, and left thus. The separately printed frontispiece engraving is included as an individual sheet. The whole is housed in a book-form leather case.
[Calendar for 1907]
Calendar for the year 1907, bound in full red leather with gilt decorations. Contains a calendar for 1907, a page for each month of the year, with various information such as postage rates, holidays, birthstones, etc. Also has information on Tiffany and Company.
More not in Adomeit [extra illustrated edition]
Bibliography and description of 2 Thumb Bibles not listed in the bibliograph compiled by Ruth Adomeit, Three centuries of Thumb Bibles. Includes illustrations of title pages of the Thumb Bibles.
Dibdin's ghost
Poem about the visit of the ghost of bibliographer Thomas Frognell Dibdin to a booklover, describing the heaven that awaits bibliophiles.
Water: from Proceedings of the Company of Amateur Brewers, 1932
A statement on ways to conserve water based on a passage about the hazards of drinking water.
Do you have a match?
Musings of a collector of matches.
Adventures of the flighty old woman
An illustrated version of the old English children's rhyme about the old woman tossed up in a basket.
Pearls of Wisdom
Volume consists of various wise singings by different authors.
Not in Adomeit
Bibliography and description of 4 Thumb Bibles not listed in the bibliograph compiled by Ruth Adomeit, Three centuries of Thumb Bibles. Includes illustrations of title pages of the Thumb Bibles.
Max und Moritz: their first, second, and final tricks.
3 sections of the children's work Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch. The terrible twosome pull various tricks, and end up getting their just reward in the end. Includes some information on the history of the work.
1901-1999: the century with only 99 years
Observations on how many people committed the error of looking at 2000 as the first year of the 21st century, followed by a variety of statements about such people.
Recognition dinner in honor of Gertrude S. Bridge, educator: Wednesday, May twenty-second MDCCCCLXVIII.
Keepsake honoring Gertrude S. Bridge. Includes brief biography, lists of achivements, honors, travel, a poem in her honor, and program for the evening banquet in her honor.
A-hunting of the deer
Excerpt from a larger work by Warner about hunting in the Adirondacks.
Win, place, and show, or, the fund raising jack
Fictional story of fundraising efforts by Father Murphy, who enters his new donkey in various races. The headlines cause the Archbishop much distress, which causes further headlines.
One bundle Dard Hunter handmade hand cut deckle edges
Item is one miniature bundle of paper, fashioned from remnants of paper made by master papermaker Dard Hunter. Bundle is tied with red thread, and has label tied to it recording what it is.
More not in Adomeit
Bibliography and description of 2 Thumb Bibles not listed in the bibliograph compiled by Ruth Adomeit, Three centuries of Thumb Bibles. Includes illustrations of title pages of the Thumb Bibles.
A recipe for moon tea
Poem on the making of moon tea.
Alpha and omega: the Christian symbol that was Hadon Klingberg.
A tribute and remniscence of Haddon E. Klingberg, with a selection of Christian symbols.
Michigan and me, 1947-1950: law school and library school
Autobiographical account of time spent in the Law School and the Library Science School at the University of Michigan, and some of the people the author knew there.
Ella Cinders and the kidnappers.
Cartoon drawings telling the story of Ella Cinders, and how she helps solve the kidnapping case with a bowl of alphabet soup.
Prudent policy for seller survival: a tiny conceit
Humorous rules for commerce and seller survival.
Elihu Burritt: as much a brother [variant binding]
Text of a speech commemorating the life and achievements of Elihu Burritt.
The werm turns
Humorous musings by a retiring male librarian about how libraries should deal with certain types of problem patrons.
Not in Adomeit [extra illustrated edition]
Bibliography and description of 4 Thumb Bibles not listed in the bibliograph compiled by Ruth Adomeit, Three centuries of Thumb Bibles. Includes illustrations of title pages of the Thumb Bibles.
Dard Hunter: miscellaneous thoughts and reflections.
Collected memories by Dard Hunter, as well as information about him and his work. Includes samples of paper made by Hunter.