Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures.
NY: Abrams and The Grolier Club, (2007). 215pp. Miniature edition. This is an exact facsimile of Bromer & Edison's important reference work on miniature books, reproduced on a miniature scale. Profusely illustrated with more than 260 full-color photographic reproductions, including numerous full-page illustrations and two-page spreads. A comprehensive history of the miniature book from the earliest Babylonian clay tablets to modern day creations, organized in chapters treating the major collecting areas: illuminated manuscripts, book arts, religion, almanacs, micro-miniatures, children's books, politics and propaganda, books on life's pleasures, and objets d'art. Anne Bromer and Julian Edison have nearly 75 years of experience in miniature books, Bromer as proprietor of Bromer Booksellers and Edison as the editor of Miniature Book News and a leading collector. The result of such intimate knowledge of the subject is a book that's as informative as it is fun to read, with appeal for both the serious collector and book lovers in general. aTiny Tresures was the basis for two popular exhibits of miniature books in 2007, one at the Boston Public Library, curated by Anne Bromer, and the other curated by Julian Edison at the Grolier Club in New York City. The book is dedicated to the renowned miniature book collector Stanley Marcus, and contains a Foreword by him. Bound in wrappers reproducing the cover design of the full-size book, and a dust wrapper. All edges bronzed. Extremely fine. (3 by 2 7/8; 76x73mm). Item #24831