Brooklyn, N.Y. Traders Press, 1969. Full Leather. Limited Edition. 27 pp. B/w ills. Tiny book has gilt lettering on tiny spine, outline of a gentleman on front in gilt. Handmade paper eps. 1969 intro by Jack R. Levien to this 1888 work on type size. This is #53 of 500 copies. Set in 6 point on 9 Optima type, it was "reduced to 4 point on 6 (or with 2 points leading.) Optima was designed by Herman Zapf. I (Levien) set up the repros and made the little designs. Then Willis MacDonald Co, N.Y., printed the book offset. The paper is Olin's Waylite. This bright opaque sheet adds legibility to small letters...T.C. Woolnough & Son, Ltd. in London bound these sheets by hand with great...
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New Britain, CT: G. Bridge and E. Cunningham, 1968. Wraps. Limited Edition. 10 pp. Monocolor ills. Tiny little book ( 1.5" ) written by a 9-year old was printed in an edition of 100. Printed in purple on lavendar paper, it's a poem about her favorite color, violet. Stock wraps covered with self jacket in tiny checkerboard pattern in purple on white. Silver-spattered white eps. By hand, at back "Designed and Executed by Robert E. Massmann," (a noted name in miniatures). Fine.
Concord, MA: Robert D. Naiva, 1975. Full Leather. First Edition. An absolutely exquisite miniature two-volume leather edition. Each volume is the account of the Battle of Concord from the American and English perspective. Full blue leather, gold embossed title in a blue coth slipcase that has light wear and scuffing from shelf wear. Each volume pristine within. One of 2,000 copies; printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland; bound by Reliure du Centre S.A., Limoges, France. Fine.
New York: Merrimack Publishing, nd. Wraps. As. Miniature books that measure 2"x1-1/2" with one staple at spine and in clear lucite box with lid. 44 pp. each. Fully illustrated in color. Wonderful set. Fine.
Boston: William Hyde, 1831. Hardcover. 192 pp. Subtitle: "Revised at her request by Rev. Isaac Watts, D.D. with Notices of her life compiled by Rev. William Jenks, D.D." Tiny brown book has small paper label on spine. Edgewear at all extremities. Bumped and worn corners. Tiny pencil p.o. on ffep. Occasional minor foxing. Binding tight, book clean. Devotional messages from a woman whose life spanned 1674 - 1737. Very Good.