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:
#36 Petit Mois de Marie, Notre Mere. Limoges, France: Dalpayrat et Depelley, . $95.00 SOLD
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Antiquarian French books are among my very favorites because of their fine quality and outstanding beauty. Petit Mois de Marie, Notre Mere is a charming late 19th century prayer book with dainty floral borders on every page. Bound in deep brown morocco, the spine has 4 raised bands and a gilt-stamped title. Its endpapers have a gold background with blue fleur-de-lis. The inner edge of the book is decorated with gilt borders called dentelles. They have a lovely lacy pattern and were quite popular in France during the 18th century. The rounded spine on this book is slightly faded but otherwise the binding is very fine; all edges are gilt. The city of Limoges was well known, not only for its fine porcelain, but also for its fine printing.
Five items in this catalog are not miniature books, but are related and worthy of note:
- #18 is an aide memoire, a silverplate Art Nouveau note pad originally worn on a chatelaine but today can be worn as a pendant. SOLD
- #69 is a wood book shelf by Knicherbocker that holds 24 of their Shakespeare books, c. 1920. SOLD
- #73 is a one-of-a-kind item – the 1989 MBS Competition Catalog in a beautiful gilt cloth binding by Don Brady.
- #88 is a miniature scroll by REM Miniatures by Walter Hart Blumenthal, bibliophile and author. SOLD
- #101 is a pair of solid pewter “horse” bookends. A single horse bookend is also available – please inquire. These were MBS conclave keepsakes in 2010 and are ideal for tiny books. SOLD
Over 1,000 miniature books are offered on this website. Scroll down to see listings by publisher’s names. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to see listings by category, such as “Antiquarian Books” or “Children’s Books” or “Books About Books”. My entire inventory is NOT listed – please inquire if you are looking for a specific book.
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