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Fryin' Pan: A Ballad, Anderson, Frank J.
1 Anderson, Frank J. Fryin' Pan: A Ballad
Spartanburg, SC Kitemaug Press 1977 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 Signed by Author(s)
Miniature hardcover bound in denim cloth; one of about 75 copies, this being number 39; signed by the author; 2.5 x 2.5 inches; unpaginated. Book is in fine condition with no notable flaws. From the introduction: "This is a Country-Western type ballad, and is intended for singing, rather than for reading. It may be sung to any tune which suits the singer's fancy. It should be sung in the manner of a country "shout" with strained vocal chords and strong nasal intonation... 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Blue Beads and Garlic, Apostol, Jane
2 Apostol, Jane Blue Beads and Garlic
Pasadena, CA Tabula Rasa Press 1982 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3" tall Goldstein, Howard 
Miniature hardcover. 2 x 2 inches; edition of 300 copies, this being number 212; 53,[1] pages; four blue illustrations; a couple of lines of text are blue. Paper covered boards decorated in batik flowers, blue ribbon bookmark with blue bead at its end. A discussion of the supernatural beings in Greek lore. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Auguste Edouart: Adventure in Shadow, Bahar, Ann
3 Bahar, Ann Auguste Edouart: Adventure in Shadow
Pasadena, CA Tabula Rasa Press 1992 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 Edouart, Auguste 
Miniature hardcover. 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches; One hundred and fifty copies, this being 31, 41,[2] pages, tipped in addendum in rear, four tipped in silhouette illustrations. Marbled paper boards backed in leather with gilt titles to spine, pictorial end papers. French-born artist Auguste Edouart (1789-1861) was considered one of the greatest silhouette portrait artists in history. The late twentieth century saw a renewed interest in his work. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Small is Beautiful, Bondy, Louis W.
4 Bondy, Louis W. Small is Beautiful
Morrow Bay, CA Miniature Book Society 1997 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3" tall Signed by Author(s)
Miniature hardcover. 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches; entire edition consists of 400 copies, designed, printed, typeset, and bound by Tabula Rasa Press; [2],40,[1] pages; signed by Bondy in ink on half-title page. Blue cloth decorated in gilt, marbled end papers. Louis Bondy was internationally recognized for his expertise on miniature books. He wrote what is considered by many to be the "bible" of miniature books, chronicling their history through present day (1981). Small is Beautiful is the text of the keynote address given by Bondy at the Miniature Book Society's Grand Conclave III held at Burbank, California, over Labor Day weekend of 1985. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Miniature Purple Cow, Burgess, Gelett
5 Burgess, Gelett The Miniature Purple Cow
Pasadena, CA Susan Dawson & Karen Dawson 1966 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover bound in purple leather with gilt decoration; oblong; 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches; 21 [2] pages; black and white line drawings by the author throughout. Boards show a hint of rubbing, light tanning to end papers, silver booksellers label from Lilliput, Tokyo in rear with old price in Japanese Yen. The Purple Cow is a short nonsense poem originally published in the first issue of Gelett Burgess's magazine The Lark in May 1895 and became his most widely known work. It was widely quoted and anthologized, often without credit to the author. Burgess came to resent its popularity. A few years after writing the poem, he wrote another short poem in response, titled "Confession: and a Portrait Too, Upon a Background that I Rue", which appeared in the final issue of The Lark in April 1897. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Pig-Tale, Carroll, Lewis
6 Carroll, Lewis The Pig-Tale
Mill Valley, CA Hanover Fitz Press 1983 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 Easley, Anne 
Miniature hardcover bound in purple cloth; one of 250 copies, this being number 63; oblong; 2.5 x 3 inches; [26] pages; black and white illustrations by Anne Easley. Book is in fine condition with no notable flaws. Black end papers with purple bird silhouettes. The Pig-Tale is a poem from Lewis Carroll's "Sylvie & Bruno." It concerns a pig who longs to jump and a frog who offers to teach him for a fee. The surreal poem is full of absurd images and ultimately the venture proves fatal for the pig, and futile for the frog. The story of the pig is interspersed with verses about little birds. A very scarce edition of this whimsical volume. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Animal Parade, Collin, Marcie
7 Collin, Marcie Animal Parade
San Francisco, CA Juniper Von Phitzer 1995 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 Signed by Author(s)
Miniature accordion fold in paper covered boards; 2 x 2 inches; total edition of 44 copies, this being number 28; unpaginated; signed by the artist; initialed by the publisher. Pink paper illustrated boards flecked with glitter and with red mylar balloon on front board, illustrated in purple depicting one animal for each letter of the alphabet. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Grande Dame, Collins, Evron S.
8 Collins, Evron S. Grande Dame
Cincinnati, OH Miniature Book Society 2003 Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover; 2.5 x 2 inches; unpaginated; frontis portrait; four black and white photographs. Printed in an edition of 400 copies, distributed exclusively to members of the Miniature Book Society. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles, no notable flaws. A tribute to Ruth Adomeit, the Grande Dame of Miniature Books. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Tiny Texas, Dingus, Anne; Loe, Victoria
9 Dingus, Anne; Loe, Victoria Tiny Texas
Austin, TX Amistad Press 1982 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3" tall 
Miniature hardcover; 2.5 x 1.875 inches; unpaginated; illustrated. Brown paper backed in dark brown cloth, marbled end papers, tiny silver booksellers label from Tokyo's Lilliput Oval Saloon in rear. No notable flaws. Originally published as an article in the December, 1979 issue of Texas Monthly. A collection of small people, places and things in Texas. With many illustrations throughout. From the authors' introduction: "From plants and animals that are only knee-high to a grasshopper, from landmarks to literature, from art to scientific discoveries -- a big array of diminutive bests. We Texans love the Big Tex myth, but in this era of limits it's in bad taste to strive for grandiosity. Now is the time to excel at being small even more than we did at being big. And Texas is ready. To prove it we've combed the state for tiny Texana. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Joys of Collecting Children's Books, Ford, Alla T.
10 Ford, Alla T. The Joys of Collecting Children's Books
Hong Kong Ford Press 1968 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 Signed by Author(s)
Miniature hardcover. 2 5/8 x 2 inches; edition limited to 500 signed copies, this being number 36 and one of 50 with hand-painted covers; [3],106,[1] pages; hand-drawn bouquet in preliminary blank page; numerous black and white illustrations, six of which have been hand-colored. Turquoise cloth covered boards slightly bowed with small bleached spots at edges, hint of fraying at top rear corner, tiny brown spot on fore edge of text block, silver booksellers label from Tokyo's Lilliput Oval Saloon in rear. First published in "The Book Lover's Answer," July 1965. 
Price: 115.00 USD
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The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum: With Three Unpublished Scenarios by the Author of The Wizard of Oz., Ford, Alla T.; Martin, Dick
11 Ford, Alla T.; Martin, Dick The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum: With Three Unpublished Scenarios by the Author of The Wizard of Oz.
Hong Kong Ford Press 1969 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 Signed by Author(s)
Miniature hardcover bound in black cloth; one of about 1000 copies, this being number 117; signed by the author; 2.5 x 2 inches; 185 pages; illustrated. Boards are ever so slightly bowed, printed on very thin yellow paper, clean and sound, silver booksellers label in rear from Lilliput, Tokyo, with old price in Japanese yen. This miniature reproduction of the original, published in 1958. From the original promotion: "Everyone knows that L. Frank Baum wrote one of the great children's books of all time, The Wizard of Oz, and many people are aware that he was the author of a host of other children's tales of a distinctly American genre. But how many of even his most devoted fans have heard about his lively theatrical career? Here, for the first time, is the story of the stage ventures of L. Frank Baum; all these spectacular productions-the sensational successes-the dismal failures-and the shows that never were produced at all. Also, for the first time, here are three all but forgotten scenarios from his own pen (Maid of Athens, King of Gee Whiz, Pipes O' Pan). Furthermore, this book offers a complete checklist of all Baum's works including many hitherto unrecorded items, valuable details and first edition points. All this, and a wealth of rare posters, stagebills, and other Baumiana reproduced herein, will make The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum a welcome, if not indispensible, addition to any library. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Charles Lamb Bibliophile Presented by Wallace Nethery, Lamb, Charles; Nethery, Wallace
12 Lamb, Charles; Nethery, Wallace Charles Lamb Bibliophile Presented by Wallace Nethery
Los Angeles, CA Dawson's Book Shop 1965 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover; one of 250 numbered copies, this being 188; 2.75 x 2 inches; [1], v-vii, 9-24, [1] pages; frontis illustration of Lamb at his desk. Red leather boards with gilt titles to spine, boards show faint wear with tiny nicks at edges and corners, silver Lilliput booksellers label in rear with old price in Japanese Yen. Collects letters from Charles Lamb to various literary figures relating to his love of books. Printed and with introduction by Wallace Nethery. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Remarks at the Dedication of the Wallace Library: Fitchburg / Massachusetts June 3rd / 1967, MacLeish, Archibald
13 MacLeish, Archibald Remarks at the Dedication of the Wallace Library: Fitchburg / Massachusetts June 3rd / 1967
Worcester, MA Achille J. St. Onge 1967 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover; one of 1250 copies; 3 x 2 inches; 63, [1] pages; photographic portrait of the author tipped in at frontis. Bound in bound in blue leather with gilt titles, all edges gilt, faint scuffing to boards and light wear at extremities, beginning to wear through at spine ends, internally clean, bright and sound. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Entrances and Exits: Recollections of Ohio Theater [Miniature], McCuen, Harold E.
14 McCuen, Harold E. Entrances and Exits: Recollections of Ohio Theater [Miniature]
Skokie, IL Black Cat Press 1978 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover; edition limited to 249 copies hand-bound in the studio of Bela Blau; 2.75 x 2 inches; 94, [1] pages; 20 sepia toned photographic illustrations. Green leather (goat) boards with gilt titles and decoration, tiny silver Lilliput booksellers label in rear blank page, clean and bright with no notable flaws. This little book chronicles the history of theater in Ohio, beginning with the state's first theatrical venture in 1801, which was a rollicking musical comedy entitled, "The Poor Soldier." The author includes tales and examples of a variety of theatrical performances from opera to children's theater and everything in between, across the better part of a century and a half. Highlighted with photos of actors and stages throughout, and end papers showing the opera house in Butler, Ohio. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Beach-La-Mar: The Trade Language of Melanesia [Miniature], Nethery, Wallace
15 Nethery, Wallace Beach-La-Mar: The Trade Language of Melanesia [Miniature]
Los Angeles, CA Dawson's Book Shop 1988 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 Signed by Author(s)
Miniature hardcover; one of 75 copies; 3 x 2.25 inches; v, 46, [1] pages; signed by the author on colophon. Bound in decorative paper with title on paper label pasted to spine, hint of wear at extremities, else fine. Beach-La-Mar is an English based pidgen, spoken by some in the South Pacific. It was once more widely used, primarily by the islanders dealing regularly European and English speaking merchants. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Mr. H. in America Anonymus Redivivus, Nethery, Wallace
16 Nethery, Wallace Mr. H. in America Anonymus Redivivus
Los Angeles, CA Dawson's Book Shop 1982 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover; one of 150 copies; 2.75 x 2 inches; 21, [1] pages; illustrated. Bound in green leather with gilt titles to front boards, no notable flaws. Early writing on Charles Lamb and his farce, "Mr. H. in America. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Random Notes on Men, Women and Books at USC, Nethery, Wallace
17 Nethery, Wallace Random Notes on Men, Women and Books at USC
Los Angeles, CA Dawson's Book Shop 1980 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover; 3 x 2 inches; 48, [1] pages. Bound in red leather, no notable flaws. Pieces selected by the author from editorial notes contributed to Conranto: the Friends of the USC Librairias between 1966 and 1977. Printed by the author on plates made by Pall Bohne; title page and foreword set, with the advice and consent of Lillian Marks, at the Plantin Press. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Beau Beau's 1 2 3, Sherman, E. Helene
18 Sherman, E. Helene Beau Beau's 1 2 3
Sudbury, MA Kurbel Books 1985 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover in card stock slipcase; Deluxe edition of 200 numbered copies of which this is 043; 2.5 x 2.5 inches; accordion fold; unpaginated; 12 illustrated pages, 11 of which are in color plus 4 pages of 20c dog stamps. Cream leather (goat) boards with blue titles to spine, marbled end papers, tiny exlibris book plate in front end paper for [Kalman} Levitan (co-founder of the Miniature Book Society), red stock slipcase with tiny color paste-down illustration to front, edges of slipcase are lightly creased, else no notable flaws. This little fold-out book is amazing and adorable! The artist E. Helene Sherman was occasionally visited by a toy poodle named Beau Pierre, and she made this little book to honor him. Ten pages numbered 1-0 each with a different illustration of Beau being the dog he is, followed by four pages of beautiful stamps of different breeds of dogs. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Graceful Months, Smith, Grace S.
19 Smith, Grace S. Graceful Months
San Francisco, CA Juniper Von Phitzer 2001 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 Signed by Author(s)
Miniature hardcover accordion fold book in slipcase. 3 x 3 inches; this book is number 10 of 36 copies; 12 unnumbered illustrated pages; signed by the artist; initialed by the printer. Silk boards with paste-down to front board, folds out with one page for each month of the year, each year represented with its starting letter and a floral illustration in a white circle over a marbled background, printed reproductions. On the rear of pages are description of the flower calendar, artist's bio, description of the process of making the book, colophon, and small marbled circles over silk sheets. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Tagore's Fireflies, Tagore, Rabindranath; Arellanes, Audrey
20 Tagore, Rabindranath; Arellanes, Audrey Tagore's Fireflies
Alhambra, CA Audrey Arellanes 1968 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 64mo - up to 3 
Miniature hardcover. Oblong; 1 3/4 x 3 inches; one of 200 copies, this being 128; unpaginated; Brazilian 1961 postage stamp of Tagore at frontis. Orange paper boards backed in turquoise cloth, Indian 1961 Tagore postage stamp on front board, orange end papers, rear free end paper and last page a little crooked in binding so offset a bit. This is the first of two miniature books published by Audrey Arellanes, who is most remembered for her dedication to bookplate design and collecting. She served as the president of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers from 1968 to 2000. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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