10.5" x 9.5". 215pp. Color illustrated boards in dust wrapper. New. A lavishly produced and authoritative history of books no taller than eight inches. Bookseller Inventory # 10694
Title: Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny ...
Publisher: Abrams in association with the Grolier Club
Publication Date: 2007
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Abrams, New York, 2007. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 216 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H). Copper-coloured edges to textblock, integral ribbon bookmark. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. This book was published to accompany an exhibition by the Grolier Club. "The variety of subjects that appear between these tiny covers is as diverse as that found in full-size books. Why would the world's literature, art, and history be published in miniature? Portability and accessibility are certainly two answers, but there are also compelling reasons for printers, artists, and binders to create intriguing volumes in a scaled-down size, and for collectors to possess these intricate and aesthetically pleasing objects. This is the first lavishly illustrated, authoritative volume on the delightful subject of books no taller than three inches. Its dazzling array is shown - with few exceptions - at actual size. Here is the prayer book that Anne Boleyn carried to her execution, seen open to its sole illustration, a portrait of Henry VIII. Here also are the world's two smallest books (impossible to be sure which is tinier). There are books studded with gemstones, books that Napoleon carried with him on his campaigns, books illustrated by artists such as Picasso, Miro, and Edward Gorey. One section deals with the papers, printing, and binding used in these tiny marvels. Filled with great stories and fascinating people, 'Miniature Books' speaks not only to the experienced collector, but also to the one just starting out and to anyone who loves the look and feel of a good book." Previous owner's embossed blind stamp, small chop mark (stamp) and small pen notation at bottom of half-title page, tiny bump at top corner of boards, small line indentation on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinling, very minor edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 27657
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2007. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP12474859
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000804537
Book Description 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: NF. 1st Edition. First edition/first printing. Fine (As New)/Near Fine (Like New) condition. Rubbing to corners and slight creasing to dustjacket edges, mylar protected. All edges bronze gilt, pages very tight, crisp and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 000582
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG081099299X
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2007. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Miniature books, most of which are less than three inches (76.2mm) tall and some almost too small to see, have delighted readers for centuries. Popular because they were easily carried or concealed, these historic books range from tiny thumb bibles to illustrated nursery rhymes. They can be traced back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, before the invention of printing, when text was handwritten and pictures painted. With the development of the printing press, thinner paper and smaller typefaces, the number of miniature books published increased. Little books served very practical purposes: holding information in easily portable and compact spaces. Nobles, nuns, priests, students and lay persons found it easier to travel with miniature books tucked into pockets or attached to girdles and belts. Painters enjoyed the challenge of making them with extravagant bindings of tortoise shell, leather, sterling silver, embroidery and vellums. Napoleon had a miniature traveling set of Shakespeare's plays. The miniature books found with in this title are drawn from a private collection of over 15,000 books. It is published in association with the Grolier Club, New York. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_081099299X
Book Description Harry N Abrams, New York, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 10"-12" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Books on Books; ISBN: 081099299x. ISBN/EAN: 9780810992993. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 25976. Bookseller Inventory # 25976
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808109929934.0
Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 081099299X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0967993
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P02081099299X