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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.
There are 2 ways to shop on this website…on the STORE page, you will see photos and detailed descriptions of selected miniature books. There is a shopping cart on the STORE page, and you can pay for these books with PayPal, if you wish. If you prefer, you can order by phone or email and mail a check.
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 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
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.