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A Bibliography Of Miniature Books (1470-1965), Doris Varner Welsh Jan 1989

A Bibliography Of Miniature Books (1470-1965), Doris Varner Welsh

Books and Monographs

Edited for publication with a preface by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, Chairman Emeritus, The Miniature Book Society.


The History Of Miniature Books, Doris Varner Welsh Jan 1987

The History Of Miniature Books, Doris Varner Welsh

Books and Monographs

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.


In Search Of Miniature Books, Kalman L. Levitan Jan 1985

In Search Of Miniature Books, Kalman L. Levitan

Books and Monographs

A Collection of References Pertaining to Miniature Books. Annotated bibliopgrahic citations of books, bibliographies, catalogues, pamphlets, periodicals, articles, newsletters, book lists with prices, foreign language references, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings.


Miniature Books: Their History From The Beginnings To The Present Day, Louis W. Bondy Jan 1981

Miniature Books: Their History From The Beginnings To The Present Day, Louis W. Bondy

Books and Monographs

Miniature books -- that is books not more than 3 inches (76 mm) in height -- have always fascinated booklovers. A good number of manuscript volumes still exist, but this history begins with the advent of printing. It tells their story, from the Officium Beatae Virginis Mariae printed by Mathias Moravius in Naples in A.D. 1486 to the present time when new printing methods, and perhaps a growing belief that small is beautiful, have greatly increased the number of enthusiastic collectors.


Three Centuries Of Thumb Bibles: A Checklist, Ruth Elizabeth Adomeit Jan 1980

Three Centuries Of Thumb Bibles: A Checklist, Ruth Elizabeth Adomeit

Books and Monographs

Garland Reference Library of the Humanities (Vol. 127)

From the Introduction: What exactly is a "Thumb Bible"? It has been variously described as an abstract, an epitome, a summary, a synopsis, a paraphrase, or an abridgement of the Bible…. It is an attempt to summarize the entire Bible within a tiny volume written for children. It may be in prose or in verse or even in pictures, but it is a condensed version of either one or both Testaments, usually the latter, but it is not a complete book of the Bible nor is it a book of Bible texts ...


Catalogue Of The Library Of Miniature Books, Percy Edwin Spielmann Jan 1961

Catalogue Of The Library Of Miniature Books, Percy Edwin Spielmann

Books and Monographs

Catalogue of the library of miniature books collected by Percy Edwin Spielmann together with some descriptive summaries