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Book of the Week

(November 17 – 23)





Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Agoura Hills CA: Barbara J. Raheb [1997].


16 pp.; marbled endpapers; with hand-colored pop-up on title page.  Bound in gilt green pyroxylin with hand-painted spine and front cover; title on spine.  Limited edition of 300 copies.  Very fine condition.  Measures 1-1/16″ x 7/8″.

Barbara J. Raheb is the world’s most prolific publisher of micro-miniature books – doll house-scaled volumes.  She specialized in the classics but it’s her tiny colorful pop-up books with movable elements that have brought her the most acclaim.  Her first pop-up book was Haunted House in 1993 and it was out-of-print within 5 weeks of release.

Raheb’s amazing books are represented in the Rare Book section of such notable libraries as the Huntington Library which boasts a near complete collection of her 530+ titles.

This is your opportunity to acquire one of her classics with a pop-up at a great price.

Regular price is $275.  This week only $220 + $3 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 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 81 ~ November 1, 2019, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  January 2, 2020

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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.