Authors

Louis W. Bondy

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Description

Miniature books -- that is books not more than 3 inches (76 mm) in height -- have always fascinated booklovers. A good number of manuscript volumes still exist, but this history begins with the advent of printing. It tells their story, from the Officium Beatae Virginis Mariae printed by Mathias Moravius in Naples in A.D. 1486 to the present time when new printing methods, and perhaps a growing belief that small is beautiful, have greatly increased the number of enthusiastic collectors.

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1981

Publisher

Sheppard Press

City

London

Disciplines

Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Book and Paper

Comments

Print copy available in Special Collections at http://catalog.wustl.edu:80/record=b4484915~S2.

Related to Julian Edison Miniature Book collection.

Miniature Books: Their History from the Beginnings to the Present Day

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