London: Grant Richards, 1904. 103pp. A comical miniature illustrating the inhabitants of London and poking fun at everyone from the telegraph boy to the sentry at Buckingham Palace. Full-page color plates by the famous British poster artist and illustrator John Hassall are accompanied by rhyming verses. In a limerick about...
When you hold a miniature book in your hand, it is like holding a jewel. A miniature book is usually no bigger than three inches (76 millimeters) tall, and although some need magnification to be viewed properly, most can be read with the naked eye. Dating as far back as 2500 BCE, Sumerian clay tablets with cuneiform writing are considered the prototype for miniature books ...
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(Vancouver): Heavenly Monkey, 2008. 20ff.,+ 4 tipped-in paper samples. Second edition. One of 50 copies. Printed to mark the tenth anniversary of its original publication, El Autobus Azul was the first book printed by Rollin Milroy, and this new edition adds a Foreword by him. Four samples of papers collected...
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1974. 38pp. One of 250 copies. Illustrated with numerous photo-engravings surrounded by keen numismatic analysis of colonial currency's forms and functions. Very fine in yellow cloth. (2 5/16 by 1 15/16 in.; 59x50 mm).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1963. 28pp. One of 325 copies. Dee was an astrologer, book collector, and mathematician, and a friend of Elizabeth I. Fine in cloth-backed decorated boards. (2 5/16 by 1 15/16 in.; 58x47 mm.).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1968. xi, 42pp. One of 250 copies. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts replicated from seventeenth-century originals. Very fine in gilt-stamped black morocco. (2 5/16 by 2; 58x51mm.).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1967. 44pp. One of 375 copies. Contains ten reproductions of illustrations by Kate Greenaway and an introduction on the history of nursery rhymes. Fine in orange pictorial cloth. (2 1/4 by 1 15/16 in.; 57x49 mm). (Bradbury p. 94).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1968. x, 46pp. One of 250 copies. With several full-page illustrations of fantastic monsters, human heroes, and anthropomorphic characters. Bound in pale green cloth with decoration to upper cover in black. Partially unopened. Near fine. (2 7/16 by 2 in.; 60x50 mm).
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1974. xvii, 40pp. One of 250 copies. The Caxton translation of 1484 is used, and eight of Caxton's original woodcuts of that edition are reproduced here. With a preface on Caxton and his work. Fine in orange cloth boards printed with Caxton's insignia. (2 3/8 by 2 in.; 60x50 mm).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1965. xvi, 50pp. One of 375 copies. A collection of Aesop's fables with engraved illustrations of the original woodcuts by Thomas Bewick. An fine copy in blue cloth with a yellow illustrated dust wrapper, which is signifiantly torn at the rear side. (2 1/4 by 2 in.; 59x51 mm). (Bradbury, p. 94).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1967. 51pp. One of 210 copies. With four full-page black and white illustrations. A fine copy in gilt-stamped polished navy blue leather. (2 5/16 by 1 7/8; 59x47mm.).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1970. x, 64pp. One of 250 copies. Nine engraved caricature illustrations by J. J. Grandville, the pseudonym of Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard. Florian's amusing lyric tales include "The Inquisitive Cat", "The Crocodile and the Sturgeon", and "The Canary and the Crow". Bound in pictorial yellow cloth...
Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1987. 67pp. One of 250 copies, signed by the publisher, Eleanor Irwin. This account of the Millard Fillmore's youth is illustrated with a black & white frontispiece portrait of the President. Fine in gilt-stamped blue cloth. (2 1/2 by 2 in.; 63x51 mm).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1963. 64pp. One of an edition of 350 copies. The second book of the Press. Contains six little-known tales taken from a miniature edition published in Boston, 1863, and wood-engraved vignettes from the same source. Fine in pictorial boards backed in cloth. (2 5/16 by 1 7/8; 59x48mm.).
Roswell: Hillside Press, 1983. xi, 58pp. One of 300 copies signed by the printer, Eleanor Irwin. With three illustrations, and hand-colored initials and fleur-de-lis on title page. The Introduction is by Richard F. Ellis. Very fine in dark blue leather. (2 1/2 by 2; 65x52mm). (Bradbury, p. 96).
Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1985. 70pp. One of 300 copies signed by the author and printer, Eleanor Irwin. Printed in blue and black. Fine in blue leather with marbled endpapers, gilt. (2 1/2 by 2 1/16; 63x53mm).
Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1982. 50pp. One of 350 copies signed by the author and printer, Eleanor Irwin. Slight skew to spine, else near fine in red, gilt-stamped leather. (2 7/16 by 2 1/16; 62x51mm).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1964. ix,74 pp. One of 375 copies, signed by Irwin. An analysis of Nostradamus' famous foresight, with contemporary verses and texts added. Fine with illustrated dust wrapper, shabby at edges, featuring an image by William Blake. (2 3/8 by 2 in.; 60x51 mm). (Welsh 5298).
Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1978. 62pp. One of 275 copies, signed by the author/printer, Frank Irwin. Illustrated with reproductions of woodcuts and engravings from the fifteenth century onward. Fine in pictorial tan cloth. (2 1/4 by 2; 60x50mm).
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1976. ix, 60pp. One of 300 copies. With occasional black-and-white illustration, a collection of notes bearing on existential philosophy, mysticism, Zen Buddhism, and books. Bound in gray-blue leatherette over boards with gilt decoration. Fine. (2 5/16 by 2 in.; 59x51 mm).
Buffalo, NY: Hillside Press, 1979. 42pp. One of 250 copies. Illustrated throughout in black & white with examples of heraldic bookplates from the fifteenth century onward, including that of George Washington. Fine in pictorial orange cloth. (2 1/4 by 1 7/8; 58x49mm).
Buffalo, NY: Hillside Press, 1978. 45pp. One of 325 copies signed by the author and publisher, Frank Irwin. With several black & white illustrations, including one a double-page spread, by Joseph Pennell. The artist made these sketches while visiting the famed Plantin Press shortly after it was purchased by the...
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1976. 51pp. One of 250 copies. Illustrated throughout with printer's marks from presses, both early and modern. Fine in yellow cloth, printed in black. Bookplate. (2 5/16 by 2; 58x49mm). (Bradbury p. 95).
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1975. xxiv, 92pp. One of 250 copies. With frontispiece portrait and vignette of Monticello. Fine in gilt-titled red leather. (2 3/8 by 2 in.; 60x50mm).
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1973. 48pp. One of 250 copies. With six hand-colored illustrations. Extremely fine in salmon cloth printed with an illustration in black. (Bradbury, p. 95). (2 3/8 by 1 15/16; 60x50mm).
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1974. 55pp. One of 250 copies. Punctuated with illustrations of terrific monsters and characters under their spell. Bound in orange pictorial cloth. Fine. (2 3/8 by 2 in.; 60x50 mm).