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The Fall of Camelot by Thomas Mallory.  Tarzana CA: Barbara J. Raheb, 1987

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112 pp.; nineteen full-page illustrations; this abridged version of the story of King Arthur contains 6 of the original chapters of Mallory’s 15th-century classic Le Morte d’Arthur, originally published by William Caxton.   Available with exquisite hand-colored illustrations or uncolored.  The uncolored copies have marbled endpapers and measure 1-1/8″ x 7/8″; the hand-colored copies are slightly larger at 1-3/16″ x 7/8″.  All copies are in very fine, as new condition.

The first 3 photos are of the uncolored version; the remaining 6 photos are of the hand-colored version.  Raheb printed 300 copies of this book of which only 50 are hand-colored.  Both versions are available.

Barbara J. Raheb published more miniature books than any other U.S. publisher during the 20th century – more than 500 titles.  Her books are tiny jewels and she was admired especially for her hand-colored books and her pop-ups.  She passed away on February 25 of this year at the age of 83.

More titles by Barbara J. Raheb are available on my CATALOGS page.  Scroll down to “Barbara J. Raheb” for a list.

Regular price of uncolored version:  $150.   This week only:  $120 + $3 to mail. 

Regular price of hand-colored version: $275.   This week only:  $220 + $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 2,300 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 San Diego.

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

Catalog 68 – July 1, 2017, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  November 1, 2017

Boston Conclave GoddardEnjoying the atmosphere at the MBS Boston Conclave, Goddard Library, Clark University

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I am  a member of the Zamorano Club, the Valverde Society, and 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 Forgue Award in 2010.