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Roosters by Ralph W. Babcock.   Evanston IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1995.


80 pp. letterpress in 3 colors; one original wood engraving plus 56 amusing rooster illustrations with ornate borders, all collected by the author.   Bound in silver-gilt cocoa velour boards; title on spine.   Measures 2-15/16″ x 2-3/8″.  A limited edition of 175 copies.  Very fine condition.

Author Ralph Babcock spent a lifetime in pursuit of rooster designs.  His collection included an old copper rooster weather vane, handpainted rooster plates, miniature bronze and silver figures, a rooster puppet, hand blown glass roosters, and countless more.  Babcock also collected rooster illustrations from a multitude of sources.  This book reprints a fragment of the collection.  The book’s text includes an explanation of why roosters crow in the morning.

Regular price is $33.   This week only:  $27 + $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 1,400 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 76 ~ January 2, 2019, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  March 1, 2019

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Bookbinding Class 2012

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Recipient of the Miniature Book Society’s Glasgow Cup Award in 2012 and the Norman Forgue Award in 2010.