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The miniature book as a separate class of book to be collected…was not recognized until the last half of the 19th century when the Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, owned a collection of miniature books, reported to have contained between 1800 and 2000 volumes. Thus the documented history of collectors and collections of miniature books really covers less than a hundred years. However, references to individual miniature books have been found during all periods of recorded history.

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1987

Publisher

Fort Orange Press

City

Albany, New York

Disciplines

Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Book and Paper

Comments

Print copy available in Special Collections at http://catalog.wustl.edu:80/record=b2978833~S2 . Related to Julian Edison miniature book collection.

The History of Miniature Books

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