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These tiny books served the practical purpose of being easily concealed or transported, but their diminutive size also engages the imagination beyond their practical purposes.

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Golden Apples.

Golden Apples.

by [Schaer, Miriam] W.B. Yeats.

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Used
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One-of-a-Kind
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Hoover, Alabama
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Brooklyn, New York:: Miriam Schaer,, 2005.. One-of-a-Kind. 7 x 23 x 4" sculpture using opera gloves. Attached to the palm of the left hand a 2 x 1.75", 9-page miniature book, an accordion structure in apple-shaped pages on which is the digitally printed W. B. Yeats' text, an excerpt from "The Song of the Wandering Aengus." Sculpture housed in linen clamshell box. Miriam Schaer: "Golden Apples ponders the quest for love. It was created originally for the installation Chapel of Uncommon Prayer. Created entirely of books and book objects using hand shapes and gloves, created using traditional book binding techniques in a non-traditional way, the exhibition explores the personal relationship to prayer and devotion, in a world with increasingly difficult, often unanswerable questions."
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Ribbon Snake.
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Ribbon Snake.

by Goodale, Rebecca.

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Used
Edition
Edition of 5
Binding
Hardcover
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Hoover, Alabama
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Portland, Maine:: Rebecca Goodale,, 2015.. Edition of 5. 3 x 2.75"; miniature accordion with 6 panels. Handcolored dry point plates. Cloth bound with hand stitching on front board. Laid in paper wraparound with matching hand-stitched snake on spine. In cloth-covered slipcase. Signed and numbered by the artist. Rebecca Goodale: "The Ribbon Snake has been added to the Special Concern list in the state of Maine. Thamnophis sauritus is a smaller, more delicate snake than the garter snake."
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Portrait of a standing yong female with long hair holding a clip, signed: Raqm i kamineh (R)
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Portrait of a standing yong female with long hair holding a clip, signed: Raqm i kamineh (R)

by Safavid Isfahan school of painting

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  • very good
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Used - Very Good
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Painting. Very Good. No Binding. Signed by Illustrator(s). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Central panel: 17.5x6.5 cm. Leaf: 24.5x16.5 cm. illustrated with animal and floral motifs. The portrait is tiny signed at the mid-right: "Raqm kamineh R.". Ink drawing with gouache embellished with gold on paper.
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Drawing of a seated Dervish with his followers seating in front of him and playing music, signed...
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Drawing of a seated Dervish with his followers seating in front of him and playing music, signed by Reza-i Abbasi

by Safavid Isfahan school of painting by Reza-i Abbasi

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Used - Good
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1624 Drawing. Good. No Binding. Signed by Illustrator(s). Titled in Persian "Majlis-I yawm-I sa'id ast" (Session of the happy day), signed "Raqm Kamineh Reza-i Abbasi" and dated 1034 AH.,- 1624 AD. Measurments of drawing: 13x11.5 cm (complete page: 23x17 cm)..
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Sacred Meanings.
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Sacred Meanings.

by Aly, Islam.

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Used
Edition
Edition of 40
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Hoover, Alabama
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Cedar Falls, Iowa:: Islam Aly,, 2017.. Edition of 40. 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5" hexagon-shaped miniature book. Laser cut mould-made Johannot paper. Twenty sections of 4 folios per section. Handbound in laser-engraved plexiglass covers with Coptic binding of linen thread. Signed and numbered by the artist. Islam Aly: "Sacred Meanings is based on the hexagon, one of the main shapes in creating grids and patterns in Islamic art. The form of the book, its words, and its progression reveals the fading and development of a pattern. The book invites viewers to consider their experiences with the transcendent and indivisible. Sacred Meanings presents an encounter that deals with the dichotomies of life, fall and rise, suspicion and faith, disorientation and orientation, chaos and order.
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Fantastic Fauna.

Fantastic Fauna.

by Aly, Islam.

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  • Hardcover
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Used
Edition
Edition of 40
Binding
Hardcover
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Hoover, Alabama
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Cedar Falls, Iowa:: Islam Aly,, 2017.. Edition of 40. One book, 5 x 8 x 1.75", with ten sections of four folios, plus 5 miniature books attached by leather wrappings, each 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.75", with five sections of three folios. Materials: laser-cut mold-made Johannot paper; laser-engraved wooden boards. Coptic binding with leather wrappings connected to five small books. Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist. Islam Aly: "Fantastic Fauna is a bilingual book in English and Arabic, based on the tradition of having animal characteristics as caricatures of humans. The book was inspired from Ibn Al Mqufas's Kalila and Dimna, a ninth-century collection of animal fables, which came to Persia from India. Similar to George Orwell's political allegory Animal Farm, the stories are about people and politics. The animal characters were used to represent social inequality and oppression. "Fantastic Fauna shows animal images from medieval Islamic artwork that depict imaginary… Read More
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eight neighbors and roommates.
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eight neighbors and roommates.

by Goodale, Rebecca.

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Used
Edition
Edition of 8
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Hoover, Alabama
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Freeport, Maine:: Rebecca Goodale,, 2019.. Edition of 8. 2.5 x 2.5" miniature. Accordion structure extending from front board. Compound drum leaf assembly with a variation on a secret Belgian binding for the covers. Dry points, á la poupée or hand-colored. Text letterpress printed by Scott Vile of Ascensius Press. Handmade paper by Bernie and Patty Vinzannni as well as handmade paper by Katie MacGregor. Signed and numbered by the artist. Poem and book by the artist inspired by spiders in her life.
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Cradle Verses.
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Cradle Verses.

by GREENAWAY (Kate) and LOCKER (Frederick)

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Used
Edition
First and only edition, unique manuscript.
Binding
Hardcover
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Kingston, New York
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GREENAWAY (Kate) and LOCKER (Frederick):
Cradle Verses. 1880. Illuminated Manuscript of Four Poems by Frederick Locker, written by his own hand, with extensive illustrations in watercolors by Kate Greenaway. This charming book was prepared on commission for presentation on the birthday of Frederick Locker's wife, Jane. 24mo., [48] pages; presentation vellum binding with full watercolors on corners, titled: "Babies and Blossoms", all edges green. Housed in custom green morocco leather box, gilt-lettered: "Hannah Jane Locker | 1880", with hand-made velvet pouch.
Unique and extremely charming miniature book.
Reference: Spielman and Layard p.96, illustrated pp 280-281.
Provenance: Jane Locker Lampson, thence by descent; acquired by Mrs. Robert S. Pirie from Seven Gables bookshop circa 1961.
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America, Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed) #30 Miniature.
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America, Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed) #30 Miniature.

by Terry, Evelyn Patricia.

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Used
Edition
Series Variant, each unique
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Hardcover
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Hoover, Alabama
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Milwuakee, Wisconsin:: Evelyn Patricia Terry,, 2021.. Series Variant, each unique. 3 x 3"; 6 panels including book boards. Miniature altered book. Materials: intaglio prints, screen prints, pastel, thread, artist's hair, permanent ink. Includes collage and handwritten text. Signed by the arist. A miniature version of Terry's original serires "America, Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed)." Evelyn Patricia Terry: "'America, Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed)', an altered book series, transforms books with cut, torn, sewn and glued original prints, drawings and handmade paper produced during my 50-plus year printmaking and drawing career. The distinct group of books re-purposes my 1981 screen print edition of 68 black ink images on white Stonehenge paper for each book's interior pages. The book covers repurpose predominately, assorted etchings, colored screen prints and pastel markings and sometimes handmade paper. "Unchanging, this… Read More
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PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO.
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PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO.

by VIRGIL. --- Miniature book

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  • Hardcover
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Used
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Hardcover
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London, Greater London
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Impensis Gul Pickering. Londini. (London). 1821. MINIATURE BOOK. (3.3 x 2.1 inches). Portrait frontis, title page, 284pp (including second title page. A fine copy of this expertly printed little volume in a highly attractive leather binding of beautiful full dark green morocco by Lanscelin. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Boards with triple gilt ruled borders. Stamped monogram to the front board. Board edges double ruled in gilt. Turn-ins with elaborate gilt roll. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Orange, gold and green silk book marker sewn in. A fine copy, housed in a marbled paper covered slip-case. The slip-case has seen some damage and has been repaired with sticky tape to the edges, but has done the job of keeping the book in fine condition. A marvellous piece of book production, both the text and the binding.
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PUBLIUS TERENTIUS AFER.
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PUBLIUS TERENTIUS AFER.

by TERENCE. --- Miniature book

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Used
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Hardcover
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London, Greater London
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Impensis Gul Pickering. Londini. (London). 1823 /22. MINIATURE BOOK. (3.3 x 2 inches). Portrait frontis, vi, 220pp. Two title pages, one dated 1822, the other 1823. A fine copy of this expertly printed little volume in a highly attractive leather binding of beautiful full plum morocco by Lanscelin. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Boards with triple gilt ruled borders. Stamped monogram to the front board. Board edges double ruled in gilt. Turn-ins with elaborate gilt roll. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Orange, gold and green silk book marker sewn in. A fine copy, housed in a marbled paper covered slip-case. A marvellous piece of book production, both the text and the binding.
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Christmas Nutshell Library (All 4 books are Signed by Hilary Knight)
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Christmas Nutshell Library (All 4 books are Signed by Hilary Knight)

by Hilary Knight

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
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Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Ed
Binding
Hardcover
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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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FIRST EDITION WITH ALL FOUR BOOKS SIGNED BY HILARY KNIGHT! Likely the ONLY such set listed anywhere in the world right now. Each book is signed differently, NONE are personalized, two are dated in 1992. Condition is a strong Very Good: pristine text & illustrations, the boards look like new. But some age-related foxing on endpapers, mild wear on dust jackets. Slipcase has original $2.95 price clearly visible and remarkably only mild wear. Simply a wonderful and unique set. Signed by author.
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CHRISTMAS STOCKING SERIES
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CHRISTMAS STOCKING SERIES: The story of LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, PETER RABBIT, FAIRY TALES FROM GRIMM, FAIRY TALES FROM ANDERSON, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

by L. Frank Baum

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used
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FIRST EDITION
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Hardcover
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Morongo Valley, California
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Six Volumes, 4" h x 3" w. Peter Rabbit is dated 1911 other five are 1905. Bound in original red paper covered boards with pictorial down the front covers that are surrounded by a stamped design of holly and berries. White paper inside aged with yellowish tint. each book has numerous full-page color and some black and white illustrations throughout, the only credited illustrator John R. Neill for Peter Rabbit. Introductions by L. Frank Baum. Publisher's ads at ends. A Very Good set, lacking the original slipcase, spines are rubbed and falling apart, binding on Cinderella is gone. Interior contents are good solid some pages do have pencil writing/ marks from a child SCARCE as a complete set. The tumultuous and complicated history of "Little Black Sambo" as a book and as a pejorative term adds a painful overlay to this otherwise charming Christmas stocking stuffer. Each miniature book has different page count, listed below. Fairy tales of Grimm -127 pages Fairy tales from Anderson - 126 pages Cinderella… Read More
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The Smallest French and English Dictionary in the World (Miniature)
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The Smallest French and English Dictionary in the World (Miniature)

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  • good
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Used - Good
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Athens, Greece
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By F. E. A. Gasc. 618 pp. Book: 2,8x2 cm. Box: 3,1x2,6 cm. David Bryce and Son, Glasgow, n.d. (c.1890-1900)
--- Soft leather binding, gilt lettering. Some wear at the bottom of the spine and a mark at the cover from the magnifying glass. At the back cover, with gilt lettering, is written: Savon Pears' Soap. Original metal box, with embossed decoration, magnifying glass window and a loop at the top.
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Surname-i Vehbi. Surname: Sultan Ahmed'in Dugun Kitabi. Surname: An Illustrated Account of Sultan...
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Surname-i Vehbi. Surname: Sultan Ahmed'in Dugun Kitabi. Surname: An Illustrated Account of Sultan Ahmed III's Festival of 1720. [3 VOLUMES SET].

by VEHBİ (Text) & LEVNİ (Miniature) / Prep. by Ahmet Ertuğ, Doğan Kuban, Stefanos Yerasimos, Mertol Tulum.

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New
Edition
First Edition, Limited Edition
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Hardcover
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Ankara, Ankara
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Istanbul: Ertuğ & Kocabıyık Publications, 2000. New. Hardcover. Cloth bdg. Hand-bound by experienced craftsmen in Switzerland. 24x38 cm. In Ottoman Turkish (facsimile), Turkish (transcription) and English. (3 volumes set): 352 p. (facsimile); 308, [2] p. (Turkish transcription); 51, [2] p. (English). Colour ills. First edition. Limited edition. This is a limited edition of 1500 copies handbound in distinctive Japanese cloth embossed with patterns selected from imperial Ottoman textiles and printed on acid free paper. This volume is number 1362. In publisher's special slip case.
A miniature-illustrated manuscript of an 18th Century Festival in Ottoman Istanbul The original of this outstanding work, which is in the library of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, contains 137 brilliantly-colored miniatures by Levni, the renowned painter of the court of Ahmed III (1703-1740). The miniatures illustrate a fifteen-day festival held on the occasion of the circumcision of four of the Sultan's sons in… Read More
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