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Psalme XXIII from the Bay Psalm Book

By: N/A

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Muir Dawson: 1960

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: CGSZ817-001

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


No Limitation Stated. Miniature Book. 3 1/16 x 2 1/4 inches. [iv], (vii) pp. Text elegantly printed in black and red inks; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, very light toning along spine and head of front cover. Ink correction on colophon. Very Good. "Printed by Muir Dawson from 'The Whole Book of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre.' (Cambridge) 1640." Colophon. "This version of the loved 23rd Psalm is in meter & was sung by the Puritans in Massachusetts. It is reprinted from the first book to be printed in, as well as first ... View more info

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Aesop's Fables.

By: Aesop.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1978

Seller ID: IY915-044

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 186. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 5/8 inches. (52) pp. Hand-colored illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped blue cloth boards, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on colophon. SCARCE. Fine. Aesop was a Greek fabulist and story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. The numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characteriz... View more info

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Aesop's Fables.

By: Aesop.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1978

Seller ID: IY915-045

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 200. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 5/8 inches. (52) pp. Hand-colored illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped blue cloth boards, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on colophon. SCARCE. Fine. Aesop was a Greek fabulist and story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. The numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characteriz... View more info

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The Joys of Collecting Children's Books.

By: Alla T Ford

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Ford Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GHEEY312-1

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is number 166. The FIRST EDITION in book form of an essay that first appeared in The Book Lover's Answer, July, 1965. Miniature Book. 2/38 x 1 15/16 inches. [vi], 106, [2] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece of the title page for an American edition of Janeway's A Token for Children, and 15 other black-and-white illustrations from vintage children's books, front free end-paper and colophon embellished with hand-drawn flower illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red cloth; bindings slightly askew, front paste-down beginning to come up. SIGNED ... View more info

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Guilty Looks Enter Tree Beers. Illustrated by Robert Rosenthal.

By: Anomalous (pseudonym for John P. Lathourakis).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Morro Bay:, Tabula Rasa Press,: 1983

Seller ID: 140706008

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies, this is number 25, printed with 8 point Optima type on Wausau Laid paper. Illustrated by Robert "Rosey" Rosenthal. Miniature Book. 2 1/8 x 1 15/16 inches. 41, [1] pp. Dedication page, title page printed in black and bronze inks, 7 full-page illustrations (1 double-page) printed in bronze ink; text clean, unmarked. Quarter chocolate-colored cloth, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in white; binding square and tight. Fine. A silly phonetic retelling of Goldy Locks and the Three Bears. Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 1746. 8 c... View more info

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Center Alley.

By: Anomalous (pseudonym for John P. Lathourakis).

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Morro Bay:, Tabula Rasa Press,: 1983

Seller ID: 140706007

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 3. Illustrated by Robert "Rosey" Rosenthal. Miniature Book 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 inches. 43, [1] pp. Half-title, frontispiece, 5 illustrations (1 double-page); text clean, unmarked. Quarter blue cloth, marbled paper over boards, spine titled in white, blue end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. A phonetic retelling of the Cinderella story. Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 1740. 5 copies Worldcat. View more info

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Magna Carta of King John AD 1215

By: Anonymous

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Worcester, MA, Achille J. St. Onge: 1965

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: OG914-022a

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 inches. 70 pp. Half-title, frontispiece arms of King John, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped beige leather, all edges gilt, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight, soiling to rear cover. Ex Libris "Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts" on front paste-down. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 1,250 copies, printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in Eric Gill's Perpetua type on handmade Hayle paper of Hayle Mill Maidstone, England. Bound by Proost en Brandt in Amsterdam. The Magna Carta (The... View more info

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Dallas in 1873: An Invitation to Immigrants.

By: Anonymous.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Dallas:, Stone-Inge Books,: 1980

Seller ID: HC42610-6

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 inches. [iv], 26 pp. Title-page printed within a double-lined border, illustrations throughout, list of Dallas businesses; text clean, unmarked. Flexible cloth binding, printed paper label on front cover, illustrated endpapers; binding square and tight, a bit thumbed. Very Good. SCARCE. "Stone-Inge Books in Dallas, Texas published one miniature book in both regular and deluxe editions. This book reprints the contents of an 1873 poster designed to convince persons to move to Dallas." Bradbury. Reference: Bradbury, 20th-Ce... View more info

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Cinderella: Or, the History of the Little Glass Slipper.

By: Anonymous.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: C. F. Braun & Co.:

Seller ID: OG914-003

Condition: Used: Very Good


Not Quite a Miniature Book. 4 x 2 5/8 inches. [ii], 32, [i] pp. A note from Carey S. Bliss, frontispiece, black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Marbled paper wrappers, bound with white string; binding square and tight, white paint stains on front cover. Very Good. Facsimile Reprint of the earliest known American edition of Cinderella, published by Mathew Carey in Philadelphia in 1800. This volume is a photolithographic facsimile by the private press of C. F. Braun & Co., in Alhambra, California, and faithfully recreates the tones of the pages of the original 18... View more info

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Cinderella: Or, the History of the Little Glass Slipper.

By: Anonymous.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alhambra, CA:, C. F. Braun & Co.:

Seller ID: OG914-002

Condition: Used: Like New


Not Quite a Miniature Book. 4 x 2 5/8 inches. [ii], 32, [i] pp. A note from Carey S. Bliss, frontispiece, black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Marbled paper wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight. Fine. Facsimile Reprint of the earliest known American edition of Cinderella, published by Mathew Carey in Philadelphia in 1800. This volume is a photolithographic facsimile by the private press of C. F. Braun & Co., in Alhambra, California, and faithfully recreates the tones of the pages of the original 1800 edition used in the reproduction. Carey Stillman Blis... View more info

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The Antique Collector Guide to Date Marks & Symbols on Chinese Porcelain and on Chinese Art.

By: Anonymous.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London:, The Antique Collector, LTD.,: 1950

Seller ID: OG914-007

Condition: Used: Like New


Miniature Book. 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches. (28) pp. Tables with Chinese characters, seals, emblems, and symbols, timelines of Chinese dynasties and reigns, and corresponding events in the western world; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled red cloth; binding square and tight. OG914-007. Fine. Publisher's note: This little booklet is reprinted from the Chinese Art Exhibition Number of "The Antique Collector" magazine (January, 1936). It is a guide for antique collectors to identify and date early Chinese porcelain and antiques. View more info

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The Antique Collector Guide to Date Marks & Symbols on Chinese Porcelain and on Chinese Art.

By: Anonymous.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London:, The Antique Collector, LTD.,: 1950

Seller ID: OG914-008

Condition: Used: Very Good


Miniature Book. 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches. (28) pp. Tables with Chinese characters, seals, emblems, and symbols, timelines of Chinese dynasties and reigns, and corresponding events in the western world; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled red cloth; binding square and tight, light soiling/shelf wear on covers. OG914-008. Very Good. Publisher's note: This little booklet is reprinted from the Chinese Art Exhibition Number of "The Antique Collector" magazine (January, 1936). It is a guide for antique collectors to identify and date early Chinese porcelain and antiques. View more info

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Youthful Recreations. Preface by Justin G. Schiller.

By: Anonymous.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Dallas:, The Somesuch Press,: 1986

Seller ID: OG914-054

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 275 copies, this is number 173. Miniature Book. 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [40] pp. Frontispiece, black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Full blue leather, gilt-titled spine, Battersea hand-color enamel plaque by Halcyon Days Enamels in Bilston mounted on front cover, illustrated end papers; binding square and tight. Housed in blue paper-covered slipcase with marbled interior. INSCRIBED by Justin G. Schiller to "Hilda - who has helped educate me about old children's books." SIGNED by Susan Acker and Justin Schiller on colophon. Fine... View more info

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He Is Nothing But A Little Boy.

By: Anonymous.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Skokie, IL:, Black Cat Press,: 1980

Seller ID: IY915-118

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies. Miniature Book. 5/8 x 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [34] pp. Frontispiece and decorative initial in black, white, and blue; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped white leather, light blue end papers; binding square and tight, small cracks along spine. Very Good. Designed by Norman Forgue, bound by Bela Blau. Illustrated by Barbara J. Raheb. A short story to a son from a father. Author unknown. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1348. View more info

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He Is Nothing But A Little Boy.

By: Anonymous.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Skokie, IL:, Black Cat Press,: 1980

Seller ID: IY915-119

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies. Miniature Book. 5/8 x 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [34] pp. Frontispiece and decorative initial in black, white, and blue; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped white leather, light blue end papers; binding square and tight, small cracks along spine. Very Good. Designed by Norman Forgue, bound by Bela Blau. Illustrated by Barbara J. Raheb. A short story to a son from a father. Author unknown. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1348. View more info

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The Uffizi ABC: A Facsimile Reproduction in Miniature.

By: Arthur MaQuarie (1874-1955).

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA:, Tabula Rasa Press,: 1992

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: IY915-271

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 51. Printed on an Italian handmade paper from Amalfi by Gianini, Florence. Miniature Book. 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [64] pp. 25 drawings by "Buono Fortuna" including portraits of major artists represented in the Uffizi; text clean, unmarked, except Lathorakis' pencil notations on the limitation page. Black-stamped purple cloth, matching end-papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by John Lathourakis on the limitation page. SCARCE. Fine. Maquarie's little book went through 9 editions from 1900 to 1908. In his introduct... View more info

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Ampersand.

By: Barbara J. Dolliver.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Sugarland, TX:, Arm and Hammer Press,: 2005

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: IY915-051

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 40 numbered copies, this is copy number 34, printed letterpress from hand set type by Gordon Rouze on Japanese hand made Alexan paper. Oblong Miniature Book. 2 5/16 x 2 15/16 inches. [vi], (14) pp. Half-title, "Ode to the Ampersand" by Barbara J. Dolliver, short text extolling the logogram, illustrated with a variety of ampersands in various fonts and colors; text clean, unmarked. Printed paper over boards with a variety of amersands, comes with the original printed paper band that wraps around the entire volume (kind of a hybrid between a dust-jacket and a slip ... View more info

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Three Psalms.

By: Black Cat Press.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago:, Black Cat Press,: 1967

Seller ID: CH316-010

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies. Eighth, forty-sixth, and hundredth psalms. Miniature book. 1 1/4 x 1 inches. Unpaginated. [27] pp. Each psalm has its own title page, ornamentation in green ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black leather, marbled end papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. Forgue was one of the six renaissance miniature book publishers in the U.S. in the early 1960s as identified by Robert C. Bradbury. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 412. View more info

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Little Red Ridinghood.

By: Borrower's Press.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1976

Seller ID: IY915-143

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 101. Miniature Book. 3/4 x 5/8 inches. (30) pp. Black-and-white frontispiece hand-embellished with red; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red leather, patterned paper over boards; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on colophon. SCARCE. Fine. The classic tale of Little Red Ridinghood. Jane Bernier wrote and published dollhouse scale miniature books under her imprint Borrower's Press. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 713. View more info

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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.

By: Borrower's Press.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1976

Seller ID: IY915-275

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. View more info