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(December 5 – December 11)
The Ten Commandments. Los Angeles CA: Bela Blau, 1965.
This tiny edition of The Ten Commandments was issued in a variety of bindings. Six of the variations are offered this week. Each is bound in gilt-stamped leather. There are 25 pages letterpress-printed with a frontispiece illustration of Moses. The text of the commandments is taken from Exodus 20: 3-17 and is clearly printed and legible. Measures a mere 1″ x 3/4″.
You have your choice while supply lasts:
- Navy blue leather with outline of tablet on front cover; marbled endpapers
- Orange leather with ornate gilt-stamping on front cover; dainty floral endpapers
- Green leather with outline of tablet on front cover; marbled endpapers
- Black leather with ornate gilt-stamping on front cover; dainty floral endpapers
- Black leather with outline of tablet on front cover; marbled endpapers
- Burgundy leather with ornate gilt-stamping on front cover; dainty floral endpapers
Bela Blau was a printer and binder who came from Hungary to Los Angeles in 1956. He was a master craftsman and used the finest leathers, tiny head-bands and proper endpapers. His attention to detail assures you of a fine binding. Mariana Blau continues his work and has bound several publications for the Miniature Book Society.
Regular price: $30. This week only: $24 + $3 to mail. (Please specify item number)
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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 2,300 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 San Diego.
If you would like to receive my e-catalogs on the day of issue, please contact me.
Catalog 64 – November 1, 2016, is now posted on the CATALOGS page
Next e-catalog: January 1, 2017
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.