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Elia Yet Again: Fugitive Essays on Charles Lamb

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop: 1990

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 001030

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover; 3 x 2 inches (approx), vi,26,[1] pages, frontis portrait of Lamb; marbled paper boards, no notable flaws. Limited to fifty copies. Introduction by Wallace Nethery. Three essays on Lamb by J. C. Bloem, Edgar Allan Poe, and Woodrow Wilson. View more info

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Sam Patch the Yankee Leaper

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Skokie, IL, Black Cat Press:

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00333

Condition: Fine


[1983]. Miniature hardcover bound in leather with gilt decorations and title, 2 x 1 1/2 inches, 39 pages; a fine copy with no notable flaws. Printed letterpress by Scott B. Taylor at the Schori Press and bound by Bela Blau, design typography, and production by Norman Forgue. The Story of Sam Patch, the Yankee Leaper, also known as The Jersey Jumper. He became the first famous American daredevil after successfully jumping from a raised platform into the Niagra River near the base of Niagra Falls. View more info

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Fryin' Pan: A Ballad

By: Anderson, Frank J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Spartanburg, SC, Kitemaug Press: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000805

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

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Blue Beads and Garlic

By: Apostol, Jane

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, Tabula Rasa Press: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 000833

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Elbert Hubbard A Man of the Century

By: Beckman, James W

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Skokie, IL, The Black Cat Press: 1981

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00336

Condition: Fine


Miniature tan leatherbound volume with gilt decoration and titles, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches, 67 pages, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear paste down; a fine copy with no noted flaws. Handbound by Bela Blau, illustrations courtesy of the Newberry Library, design typography and production by Norman W. Forgue. View more info

An Extract from The Enemies of Books

By: Blades, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Skokie, Illinois, Black Cat Press: 1981

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00227

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover in brown leather with gilt titles and illustration, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches, 36 pages, red and black illustrations by Paul Hazelrigg throughout, decorative endpapers, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear paste-down, no notable flaws. 249 copies printed by offset lithography on Srathmore Pastelle at Schori Press, bound in Los Angeles by Bela Blau; design, typography, and production by Norman W. Forgue. An excerpt taken from an essay by 19th century book collector William Blades on what is likely to destroy books and how to preserve them. View more info

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Bibliography of Cheney Minatures

By: Bliss, Carey S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop: 1975

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00332

Condition: Very Good


Miniature hardcover in patterned cloth with paste down title, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches, not paginated, signed by subject and printer, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear paste down; boards lightly rubbed, small markings in green ink throughout; dust jacket is toned, especially on the spine, now in mylar cover. A limited edition of 150 copies, signed by the subject, William M. Cheney, as well as the printer on colophon page. View more info

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The Joys of Collecting Children's Books

By: Ford, Alla T.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Ford Press: 1968

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000835

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Bibliography of Miniature Books and Ephemera 1961-1977

By: Forgue, Norman W.; Cady, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago/Skokie, Illinois, Black Cat Press: 1981

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00252

Condition: Fine


Miniature two volume hardcover set in brown leather with gilt titles, marbled paper slipcase, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches, vol. one 45 pages, vol. two 94 pages, marbled endpapers, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear paste-down of vol. two, no notable flaws. Edited by Madeline Forgue, typography and design by Norman W. Forgue, printed by Alpha Beta Press on Strathmore Pastelle Ivory and bound by Bela Blau. A sweet two volume set comprised of a bibliography of Miniature books 1961-1977. View more info

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Bigger Than Life: The Story of Ward K. Schori: A Miniature Bookman

By: Henry, John G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Miniature Book Society: 2011

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 000983

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover bound in green cloth with gilt titles; edition of 300 copies; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 inches, 20,[1] pages, photographic portrait at frontis, title page illuminated in blue, decorative end papers; clean, bright and crisp with no notable flaws. A collection of stories about Ward Schori, professional printer and journalist who produced numerous miniature books from the early 1960s until his death in 1995. View more info

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Skipjacks of the Chesapeake

By: Hill, Jr., Aimo W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Skokie, Illinois, Black Cat Press: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00229

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover in blue leather with gilt titles and illustration, 2 1/2 x 2 inches, 90 pages, sky blue and black illustrations by Aimo throughout, decorative endpapers, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear free endpaper, no notable flaws. 249 copies printed by offset lithography on Mohawk Superfine by the Schori Press, bound by Bela Blau; design, typography, and production by Norman W. Forgue. A story Aimo W. Hill, Jr. tells us was written on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland about these traditional fishing boats used for oyster dredging. View more info

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The Tiny Story Book

By: Hobbs, George W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lake Worth, Florida, Alla T. Ford/Ford Press: 1969

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00232

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover in orange paper over blue cloth spine, 2 3/4 x 2 inches, not paginated, hand colored illustrations throughout, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear paste-down, no notable flaws. Limited printing of 500 copies, of which this is no. 87, signed by publisher Alla T. Ford. Privately printed through Opium Books, Hong Kong. A sweet little tome with beautifully hand colored illustrations to match each children's story. View more info

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The Tiny Story Book

By: Hobbs, George W.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Lake Worth, Florida, Alla T. Ford/Ford Press: 1969

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00233

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover in orange paper over blue cloth spine, fox cover illustration and front endpaper illustration are hand colored (where in other copies they are not), 2 3/4 x 2 inches, not paginated, hand colored illustrations throughout, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear paste-down, no notable flaws. Limited printing of 500 copies, of which this is no. 14, signed by publisher Alla T. Ford. Note that the last zero of the 500 was crossed out by Alla when she signed it, perhaps indicating a limited run of 50 with dust jackets and/or hand colored cover art. Privately printed th... View more info

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Charles Lamb Bibliophile Presented by Wallace Nethery

By: Lamb, Charles; Nethery, Wallace

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Dawson's Book Shop: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 000815

Condition: Very Good Plus


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. View more info

But, Why Tabula Rasa?

By: Lathourakis, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Morrow Bay, California, Tabula Rosa Press: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00231

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering, 2 1/2 x 2 inches, 75 pages, black and white illustrations by Ron Tully throughout, blue marbled enpapers, no notable flaws. This book is set in 10 pt Egmont and printed on acid-free Ragston paper in an edition of 300 copies, of which this is no. 58. Initialed on the colophon page by the author. From the text, "Simply stated, printers and publishers of miniature books are possessed people whose every waking moment is spent trying to solve unsolvable problems." Humorous and personal memories of working in the miniature book wor... View more info

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The Bear Hunt

By: Lincoln, Abraham

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Skokie, IL, Black Cat Press: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 001032

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover; limited to 249 copies; 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches, 22,[1] pages, decorative end papers, bound in polished brown leather with gilt titles and decoration, tiny silver Lilliput booksellers label in rear end paper, no notable flaws. A poem by Lincoln rendered in calligraphy, with an introduction by G. Harvey Petty about Lincoln's love of poetry. View more info

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Remarks at the Dedication of the Wallace Library: Fitchburg / Massachusetts June 3rd / 1967

By: MacLeish, Archibald

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Worcester, MA, Achille J. St. Onge: 1967

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 000799

Condition: Very Good Plus


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. View more info

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The Bibliomidgets of Achille J. St. Onge, A Memorial and A Bibliography

By: Massmann, Robert E.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New Britain, Connecticut, Robert E. Massmann: 1979

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00334

Condition: Fine


Miniature hardcover in slipcase, bound in red leather with gilt decorations and title, 2 1/4 x 2 inches, 84 pages, slipped into a closed paper wrap; a fine copy with no noted flaws. Printed at Art Press by Robert E. Massmann and limited to 100 copies. A memorial and bibliography of the life and works of Achille J. St. Onge. View more info

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More Not in Adomeit

By: Massmann, Robert E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New Britain, Connecticut, Robert E. Massmann: 2002

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00335

Condition: Fine


Miniature grey softcover, bound in an accordion fold, in grey paper slipcase, 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches, 10 pages; a fine copy with no noted flaws. Limited to 150 copies, of which 100 are intended as keepsakes of the Massmann's for M.B.S. Conclave XX. View more info

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Libertalia: A Daniel Defoe Discovery

By: Mount, Robert L.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Morro Bay, CA, Tabula Rosa Press: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00381

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes, miniature hardcovers in marbled paper backed in leather decorated in gilt, 2 x 2 inches, 76 and 75 pages, marbled endpapers, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear paste-down, gilt on spine dulled, otherwise no notable flaws. Limited to 300 copies, of which this is number 30. Essay discussing the impact of Defoe's work on world history including the French Revolution, major reforms in British government, and maybe the American Revolution. View more info