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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

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

Sukie's tiny tepee: a sketch book

Description: Drawings of Sukie, the toy poodle, in various activities.
Date: 1970
Creator: Sherman, E. Helene
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

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.
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.
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

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