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Majesty: Britain’s “Queen Mum” by Francis J. Weber.   Evanston IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1990.

40 pp.; postage stamp frontispiece; 13 pp. text, 10 photographs plus 4 stamp illustrations; published to honor the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday; a.e.g.  Bound in gilt-stamped burgundy velour by Hugo Grummich.   Measures 2-9/16″ x 2-1/8″.

Ward Schori was one of the 6 renaissance miniature book publishers in the U.S. in the early 1960s.  He printed by letterpress as well as by offset lithography and 4-color printing.  Typography was his specialty and his books were well illustrated, as is Majesty.   Schori loved beautiful bindings and several of his publications were bound in velour.  Other examples are The False Gems, Pigs is Pigs, Kindergarten Wisdom, “My Beautiful Darling”, Roosters and It’s Easy to Like Lincoln Now!

Bradbury lists 84 titles of miniature books published by Schori from 1962 until his death in 1994.  His last few books were completed by his wife Margaret and His son JohnOver 65 of Schori’s titles are offered on the CATALOGS page of this website.

Regular price:  $45.  This week only:  $36 + $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.

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 2,400 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 San Diego.

If you would like to receive my e-catalogs on the day of issue, please contact me.

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


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.