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Washington University in St. Louis

1987

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The History Of Miniature Books, Doris Varner Welsh Jan 1987

The History Of Miniature Books, Doris Varner Welsh

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The miniature book as a separate class of book to be collected…was not recognized until the last half of the 19th century when the Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, owned a collection of miniature books, reported to have contained between 1800 and 2000 volumes. Thus the documented history of collectors and collections of miniature books really covers less than a hundred years. However, references to individual miniature books have been found during all periods of recorded history.