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Book of the Week

(October  14 – 20)






Silver Jubilee Memoir (1959-1984) by Francis J. Weber.  San Fernando CA: Junipero Serra Press, 1984.


14 pp. letterpress by Francis Braun; postage stamp frontispiece; title page printed in red and black inks.  Written to commemorate Weber’s 25-year intimate relationship with Christ; a.e.g.  Bound in gilt red calf.  Limited edition of 350 copies.  Very fine condition.  Measures 2-3/4″ x 1-7/8″.

Francis J. Weber is a dedicated miniature book collector and publisher who has also written or edited about 150 miniature books.  His renowned collection is now at the Huntington Library.   Weber is a past president of the Miniature Book Society and past editor of its Newsletter.  He is a noted Catholic scholar and former archivist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Weber chooses highly skilled printers and binders for his miniature books.  And he is still publishing today, at the age of 86.

Regular price of SIGNED copy is $27.  This week only $22 + $3 to mail.  SOLD OUT

Regular price of UNSIGNED copy is $24.  This week only $19 + $3 to mail.  SOLD OUT

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Miniature books are my only business.  From antiquarian rarities to modern artist books, I offer limited editions, micro-miniatures, thumb Bibles, children’s books, ABC books, books on books, etc., etc.  Beautiful books of virtually every genre are available in miniature format.

On the CATALOGS page, you can view pdf versions of over 65 catalogs.  My most recent e-catalogs are on this page.  The e-catalogs are emailed to collectors worldwide and the books tend to sell quickly.  In addition to e-catalogs, there are catalogs listed by publisher and also some specialty catalogs.  It is easy to order a book from any catalog…just call or email me.

There are approximately 1,300 miniature books in my inventory… feel free to ask if you are looking for a specific book. You are also welcome to visit my miniature book library on your next trip to the San Diego area.

If you would like to receive my e-catalogs on the day of issue, please contact me.

Catalog 80 ~ September 1, 2019, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  November 1, 2019

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Bookbinding Class 2012

I am  a member of the Miniature Book Society (MBS).  For information on joining MBS, go to the MBS WEBSITE .

Recipient of the Miniature Book Society’s Glasgow Cup Award in 2012 and the Norman W. Forgue Award in 2010.