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A Mission Goes to Sea by Msgr. Francis J. Weber.  Bradenton FL: Opuscula Press, 1992.

12 pp.; postage stamp frontispiece; the history of the mission tankers launched during World War II.  The S. S. Mision Purisima was launched at Sausalito, California, the first of a fleet of tankers bearing the name of a patron saint.  Hand-bound by Don Brady in silver-gilt blue cloth boards.  Measures 2-1/8″ x 2-7/8″.  125 copies.

Robert F. Hanson, proprietor of Opuscula Press, is now in his 90’s and no longer publishes.  He wrote many of his publications.  I know of  6 that were authored by Msgr. Weber, including this one.  Hanson was the founder of The Microbibliophile and continues to write articles for it.

Regular price:  $18.  This week only:  $15 + $3 to mail.  Signed (by Hanson or Weber) or unsigned, while supply lasts.

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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.

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There are approximately 2,500 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.

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Catalog 63 – September 1, 2016, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  November 1, 2016

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 and the Valverde Society, and a Board Member of the Miniature Book Society (MBS).  For information on joining MBS, go to the MBS WEBSITE .

Recipient of the Glasgow Cup Award in 2012 and the Norman Forgue Award in 2010.