Welcome to my online catalogs!
Here you will find my most recent e-catalogs and also some specialty catalogs.
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All books are in very good or better condition unless otherwise noted. To see the cover of any book, please ask and I will send you a scan by email.
Most recent e-catalog:
#92 Schloss’s English Bijou Almanac for 1839. London: Schloss, 1838. $395. SOLD
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Dear Miniature Book Aficionado,
Schloss’s English Bijou Almanac for 1839 is an exquisite tiny almanac, a mere ¾” high, entirely engraved. It has detailed portraits of royalty and famous people of the era, including Queen Victoria, the Duke of Wellington and Beethoven. Each portrait is accompanied by a poem by Letitia Elizabeth Landon, better known as L.E.L., the “female Byron”, a poetess who died a tragic death in 1838. At the rear of this tiny treasure is a calendar section with 2 pages devoted to each month of the year. The endpapers are bright red and the binding is elaborately gilt-stamped black morocco inlaid with teal leather. The original matching slipcase is included. Book and slipcase are in fine condition.
In addition to the almanac, the attached catalog offers 25 other tiny books – none larger than 1-1/8” high. Five of these books are early and hard to find – the 3 wee Presidential books by Kingsport Press, a very scarce copy of The Mite, and a dictionary, The Smallest English Dictionary in the World, published by Frederick Stokes. Also in this section are books by Barbara J. Raheb, Borrower’s Press, Blau, Log-Anne Press, Miniature Book Studio and Waldmann & Pfitzer (I Love You and Oath of Freedom).
Two of my favorite presses are well-represented in this catalog, Peter & Donna Thomas and Xavier Press. I have photographed all the books by these 2 publishers.
I hope to see you at the MBS Conclave in Bloomington, Indiana, from August 9-12. These gatherings of miniature book lovers from around the world are great fun and the programs and workshops are terrific. The Lilly Library alone is worth the trip with over 16,000 miniature books in the Ruth Adomeit Collection. And, there are three opportunities to add to your book collection – a Silent Auction on Friday evening, a live auction on Saturday evening and a Book Sale on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to the FREE Sunday Book Sale, whether you attend the Conclave or not. Please come!
Specialty Catalogs by Publisher:
Barbara J. Raheb New!
Burgess & Bowes On Sale $5 each