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Wonders of America by Francis J. Weber. (Mission Hills CA): El Camino Real Press, 2013.
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20 pp. letterpress by Patrick Reagh; postage stamp frontispiece. In 2006, the USPS issued 40 commemorative stamps identifying the longest, largest, oldest, deepest, hottest, fastest, rainiest “Wonders of America”. Weber has chosen to include 34 of these natural and man-made superlatives in this book. The frontispiece of each book is one of the 39-cent postage stamps from the set, uncancelled. Bound in gilt burgundy leatherette by Marianna Blau. Limited edition of 150 copies. Measures 2-7/8″ x 2-1/16″. Very fine condition.
Msgr. Weber is a Roman Catholic Priest and former archivist of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Several years ago, he donated his outstanding collection of antiquarian miniature books to the Huntington Library. He still collects, however, and is a prolific writer, editor and publisher of miniature books. Indeed, he has written or edited more miniature books than anyone else. His books were originally published under the Junipero Serra Imprint but since 2004, he has used the name El Camino Real Press.
Weber is a charter member of the Miniature Book Society and has also served as its President (1985-87) and its Newsletter editor. He received the Glasgow Cup Award in 1996…very well deserved! As of today, Msgr. Weber has written or edited 139 miniature books. And he is still writing and publishing.
Regular price is $30. This week only: $24 + $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 1,600 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 72 – May 1, 2018, is now posted on the CATALOGS page
Next e-catalog: July 1, 2018
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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.