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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

Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Description: 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.
Date: 1826
Creator: Horace
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

REM Acrostics

Description: Acrostics based on the names of 14 friends of the author, and his own. The title page and colophon are also written as acrostics also. The people are: Robert E. Massmann; Samuel E. Murray; J.N.B. Artfield; Ruth E. adomeit; F. J. Board; Glen Dawson; A. J. St. Onge; Julia P. Wightman; Eugene D. Buchanan; Francis J. Gagiardi; Royce L. Gale Jr.; Philip Bliss; Julian I. Edison; and Raymond A. Smith.
Date: 1972
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
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

Solomon's Song of songs

Description: 3D scanned models of a miniature book bound in publisher's pear shaped green, yellow and tan leather binding. Gilt titles on spine.
Date: 2016
Creator: Sobota, Jan & Sull, Michael R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The spirit of '76

Description: Miniature artists' book. Front cover of "book" opens to reveal a hollow space containing a miniature alcohol bottle labled "Napoleon 1876."
Date: 1980-2000
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Things you should know about Canada

Description: Volume contains information about Canada, Ontario, and Ottawa, for attendees of the Conclave. Prospectus includes information about the publication, and ordering information.
Date: 1994
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections