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Book of the Week

(September 16 – 22)





















Historic Boston, Lexington and Concord in Pen Drawings AND Tales of the Wayside Inn in Pen Drawings (2 volumes) by E. Helene Sherman.  New Britain CT: REM Miniatures, 1975.


2 volumes, 20 pp. each with lovely pen & ink drawings throughout of historic landmarks in Massachusetts.  Historic Boston, Lexington and Concord is printed in blue ink and includes a 4-panel fold-out map of Paul Revere’s ride.   Tales of the Wayside Inn is printed in red ink.  Longfellow’s Wayside Inn is a historic landmark inn that is reputedly the oldest operating inn in the country.  Each volume is pound in cloth boards with a printed label.  Stiff paper sleeve holds both volumes.  A limited edition of 500 copies.  Very fine condition.  Each book measures 1-1/2″ x 1-7/8″.

E. Helene Sherman was a friend of Robert E. Massmann and illustrated several of his miniature books, including these.  She was an artist who specialized in calligraphy and book illumination.  She also published a few illuminated miniature manuscripts in small quantities under her own name.  Massman bound all of them.

Sherman’s artwork includes altarpieces for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

Regular price is $35.  This week only $28 + $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 Forgue Award in 2010.