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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
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

One bundle Dard Hunter handmade hand cut deckle edges

Description: 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.
Date: 1984
Creator: Hunter, Dard
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Pearls of Wisdom

Description: Volume consists of various wise singings by different authors.
Date: 1965
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

Description: Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.
Date: 1840/1849
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

A recipe for moon tea

Description: Poem on the making of moon tea.
Date: 1986
Creator: Bridge, Gertrude S.
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Sukie's tiny tepee: a sketch book

Description: Drawings of Sukie, the toy poodle, in various activities.
Date: 1970
Creator: Sherman, E. Helene
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The werm turns

Description: Humorous musings by a retiring male librarian about how libraries should deal with certain types of problem patrons.
Date: 1983
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Win, place, and show, or, the fund raising jack

Description: 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.
Date: 1967
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Der winzige Struwwelpeter

Description: Essay and history of the folk character Struwwelpeter, translated variously as "Slovely Peter," "Shock-headed Peter," Boy with shock of unkempt bristly hair" etc. This character was well known to Mark Twain, and would have been an influence for his character Huckleberry Finn.
Date: 1982
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections