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Book of the Week

(January 17 – 23)








  • My Parents’ Grave by Hannah Robinson Wheeler, 1988.
  • What Every Mother Knows (or will know) About Blessed Eventing by Robert E. Massmann, 1971.
  • Win, Place and Show, or the Fund Raising Jack by Robert E. Massmann, 1967.
  • Haiku and Jingles or Poems for Patty by Frank Ankenbrand, Jr., 1970

This week’s special is a group of 4 books by Robert E. Massmann of REM Miniatures, New Britain CT, all 4 for the price of $48; all in fine condition.  Here are the details of each book:

My Parents Grave12 pp.; a loving mid-19th century poem by Ward Schori’s mother, one of 9 siblings, in honor of her parents.  Green leatherette wrappers with printed label and matching sleeve; 2-3/4″ x 2″.

What Every Mother Knows (or will know) About Blessed Eventing:  15 pp. accordion folded; a charming birth announcement; 2 hand-lettered pages by E. Helene Sherman; 10 vintage illustrations.  Paper wrappers with printed label; 200 copies; 2-1/4″ x 1-7/8″.

Win, Place and Show, or the Fund Raising Jack:  22 pp.; a humorous tale of how Father Murphy tried to raise money for his poor parish by entering a donkey into a horse race and the resulting publicity; 2 tipped-in illustrations.  Pictorial paper wrappers; 500 copies; 1-7/8″ x 1-3/4″.

Haiku and Jingles or Poems for Patty16 pp.; printed on vivid purple paper (Patty’s favorite color); scattered illustrations; the Massmanns were occasional parents for family friend Patty “Peru”.  Paper wrappers with printed label; 150 copies; 1-5/8″ x 1-3/8″.

Regular price for the 4 books is $60.  This week only $48+ $4 to mail.

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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 60 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 1,100 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.

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Catalog 88 ~ January 1, 2021, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  March 1, 2021

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