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Miniatures Books & Ephemera

Renno's Raiders

Renno's Raiders

Nappanee, IN: Printed by James Lamar Weygand for Maestro Books, 1966. First Edition. Miniature Book. Very Good. Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches. (25) pp. Frontispiece, title page, color illustration, colophon; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial orange paper over boards; binding square and tight. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. GKK220-030. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, printed from handset type by James Lamar Weygand for Maestro Books. In 1866, the Reno gang conducted... Read more
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$75.00
Leaf

Leaf

by Juniper Von Phitzer [pseudonym for Lloyd L. Neilson]

San Francisco, CA: Juniper Von Phitzer Press,, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Grace S. Smith. Signed. Oblong Miniature Book. 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. 108 pp. Double-page frontispiece illustration, title-page lettered and with a vignette in green foil, illustrated throughout mostly with typographic ornaments and many of these are hand-tinted, numerous cutouts with illustrations behind; text clean, unmarked. Full green leather, front cover with a gilt wooden leaf, gilt wood-surfaced... Read more
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$125.00
El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe

El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe

by Francis J. Weber (b. 1933)

San Buenaventura:: Junipero Serra Press,, 1978. Hardcover. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies. Oblong Miniature Book. 2 3/16 x 2 7/8 inches. [ii], (26) pp. 13-cent United States postage stamp mounted as frontispiece, printer's device on title page; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped blue leather, all edges gilt, blue end papers; binding square and tight, front cover bowed, with minor scratches. OG914-037. Very Good. Designed by Francis Braun. This is a history of El Pueblo de San... Read more
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$30.00
The Crusader

The Crusader

by Mary Jane Hammett (pseudonym for Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)

Sherman Oaks, CA: D'Ambrosio, 1980. First Edition, thus. Hardcover. Like New. Joseph D'Ambrosio. Signed. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 7/8 inches. [iv], 19, [5] pp. Endpaper with a cross symbol printed from linoleum or woodblock, half-title explains the printing history of this title, 7 woodcut illustrations SIGNED, NUMBERED AND DATED by the artist (1 double-page, 2 in colors) throughout, printer's device on the last printed page; text clean, unmarked. White cloth with clear acetate see-through... Read more
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$200.00
Lead Pencil

Lead Pencil

by Peter and Donna Thomas

Santa Cruz, CA: Peter and Donna Thomas, 2002. First Edition. Miniature Book. Like New. Miniature Book. 2 3/4 x 2 inches. Unpaginated. [ii] pp. Wooden pencil stand mounted inside the spine with a 2 1/2-inch pencil mounted, the text printed in black on yellow paper over board which is mounted inside the front and rear cover; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated paper over boards, printed yellow paper label on front cover; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. SA1019-006. SCARCE. Fine. LIMITED EDITION... Read more
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$85.00
7 pieces of Dawson's Book Shop Miniature Book Ephemera

7 pieces of Dawson's Book Shop Miniature Book Ephemera

by Dawson's Book Shop

Los Angeles, CA: Dawson's Book Shop,, 1968. Paperback. Very Good. Various Sizes. Seven items. Very Good. The seven items offered here include: 1) Autobiography of an Early American Wood Engraver. (circa 1968). Prospectus. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. One sheet of paper, printed front and back with a description of the book and a photograph on the back. A note in pen in top margin says, "Have." Very Good. 2) A Miniature Book on Miniature Books. (circa 1967). Prospectus. 12 x 7 inches. One... Read more
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$100.00
Keepsake of Eloise and Robert Massmann for Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave XI, Chicago, 1993 [Cover Title]

Keepsake of Eloise and Robert Massmann for Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave XI, Chicago, 1993 [Cover Title]

by Robert E. Massmann (1924-2013)

New Britain, CT: REM Miniatures, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. C. Ernest Massmann. Miniature Book. 2 x 2 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [13] pp. Miniature book with color frontispiece, printer's device on title page, bibliography of 11 keepsakes produced by Eloise and Robert Massmann for Miniature Book Society Conclaves; text clean, unmarked. 5-sided box of stiff yellow paper with stiff yellow paper slip-case, with printed paper labels on both box and slip-case, inside of which are housed 6... Read more
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$75.00
A Brief History of the Ukulele

A Brief History of the Ukulele

by Donna Thomas

Santa Cruz, CA: Peter and Donna Thomas, 1997. First Edition. Miniature Book. Very Good. Miniature Book. 2 15/16 x 1 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [22] pp. Double-page title page and colophon, each opening is a double-page text with date and illustrations of the ukulele under discussion, color illustrations and background with hand-lettered text; text clean, unmarked. Black leather spine, brown leather over boards, front cover with a paper label with a color illustration of a ukulele; binding square and... Read more
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$100.00
Venetian Masks

Venetian Masks

by Stephen Arkin

Mill Valley, CA: Figment Press, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Dianne Weiss. Signed. Miniature Book. 2 5/8 x 3 inches. Unpaginated. [36] pp. Color illustrated half-title, illustrated throughout many hand-colored, 1 double-page gatefold; text clean, unmarked. Letterpress 3-color-illustrated white cloth over boards, the front cover with a window through which one views a hand-crafted Venetian mask mounted on a stiff board inside the cover, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, light... Read more
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$200.00
Miniature Literature: The Stanley Marcus Collection of Miniature Books at Bridewell Library, 26 February - 27 May 1995

Miniature Literature: The Stanley Marcus Collection of Miniature Books at Bridewell Library, 26 February - 27 May 1995

by David J Lawrence, curator

Dallas, TX: Bridwell Library, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed. Bridwell Library Exhibition Series, No. 2. Miniature Book. 3 x 3 inches. xvi, (78) pp. Duotone photographic illustrations throughout, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Patterned paper over boards, printed paper front cover label, slip case of plain paper closed with a gilt sticker; binding square and tight. SIGNED by David J. Lawrence on the colophon. SA1019-041. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is number 228,... Read more
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$45.00
Miscellanies

Miscellanies

by John Aubrey (1626-1697)

Franklin, NH:: The Hillside Press,, 1969. Hardcover. Like New. LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is number 62. Miniature Book. 2 3/8 x 2 inches. [iv], (x), (69) pp. Frontispiece, black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth; binding square and tight. Fine. Handset in 6 pt. Bulmer Roman type. John Aubrey was an English antiquary, natural philosopher, and writer. "In the Miscellanies psychic marvels and mysteries are related, classified and... Read more
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$50.00
Little Leather Library 23 Book Collection of Miniature Books

Little Leather Library 23 Book Collection of Miniature Books

by Tennyson, Longfellow, Thoreau, Kipling, Burns, Doyle (Various Classics)

Twenty three green and copper colored miniature books. They appear to be from the 20's as well.Book ends Not Included.
1. The Coming of Arthur - Tennyson
2. Fifty Best Poems of America
3. Lays of Ancient Rome - Macaulay
4. Short Stories - Guy De Maupassant
5. The Tempest - Shakespeare
6. Essays - Emerson
7. Friendship and Other Essays - Thoreau
8. Courtship of Miles Standish - Longfellow
9. Vampire and Other Verses - Kipling
10. The Gold Bug - Pie
11. Fifty Best Poems of England
12. Poems - Robert... Read more
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$175.00
Gilding and the Making of Gold Leaf

Gilding and the Making of Gold Leaf

by Richard H. Barnes

Cherry Hill, NJ:: Spectracolor Reynolds Publishers,, 1985. Later Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Later Edition. No limitation stated. Miniature Book. 2 11/16 x 1 11/16 inches. [x], (38), [16] pp. "Book Edge Gilding" and "Making Gold Leaf" each with their own title page, decorative initial, 18 black and white photographs, 12 color photographs; text unmarked. Full dark blue morocco, titled in gilt on front cover, red end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Explains how gold... Read more
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$75.00
An Aesop's Fable. The Old Man and Death

An Aesop's Fable. The Old Man and Death

by Aesop (c. 620-564 BCE)

Santa Cruz, CA: The Good Book Press, 1986. First Edition. Miniature Book. Like New. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 5/8 inches. Unpaginated. [10] pp. 2 linoleum cuts by Donna Thomas; text clean, unmarked. Hand-made paper over boards, titled in black on the spine and front cover; binding square and tight. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. RGKK819-104. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this is copy number 65 (numbers 1-25 were printed on vellum), printed and bound with Peter's hand-made... Read more
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$40.00
Consumer Rationing in World War Two

Consumer Rationing in World War Two

by Robert E. Massmann (1924-2013)

New Britain, CT: REM Miniatures, 1979. First Edition. Paperback. Like New. Signed. Oblong Miniature Book. 1 1/16 x 2 inches. Unpaginated. [22] pp. Printer's device on title page, 2 ration tokens in a plastic envelope bound-in; text clean, unmarked. Stiff red paper wraps, printed paper front cover label, 12-page War Ration Book Four with ink INSCRIPTION by Robert Massmann which reads "These are genuine World War II ration stamps, Robert E. Massmann" with 12 genuine ration stamps tipped-in,... Read more
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$75.00
Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

by Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

Santa Cruz, CA: Peter and Donna Thomas, 1997. First Edition. Miniature Book. Very Good. Miniature Book. 1 7/8 x 1 inches. Text printed on and 18 1/2-inch strip of paper. 7/16th-inch letterpress scroll, text printed in black ink, background printed in blue and 2 hues of green, colophon at the end; text clean, unmarked. The scroll is attached to a dowel that is inserted into a 1 x 1-inch wooden squares between which is a box enclosed with marbled boards, the scroll is returned to the box by turning the... Read more
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$150.00
The Cigar Book

The Cigar Book

by James B. Hull, editor

Bisbee, AZ: Pequeno Press, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Oblong Miniature Book. 2 1/4 x 3 inches. Unpaginated. [64 including a section of 12 accordion-fold pages with illustrations] pp. Half-title, color frontispiece illustration, title page printed in black and purple inks, color illustrations through mostly of cartoons such as Little Lulu, Krazy Kat, Scrouge McDuck, and so forth, printed in black and various color inks; text clean, unmarked. Cedar boards, copper hinges at the... Read more
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$100.00
An Aesop's Fable. The Miser

An Aesop's Fable. The Miser

by Aesop (c. 620-564 BCE)

Santa Cruz, CA: The Good Book Press, 1982. First Edition. Miniature Book. Very Good. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 5/8 inches. Unpaginated. [10] pp. 2 linoleum cuts by Donna Thomas; text clean, unmarked. Hand-made paper over boards, titled in blue on the spine and front cover; binding square and tight; spine lightly faded. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. RGKK819-118. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 90 copies, this is copy number 6, printed and bound with Peter's hand-made paper.... Read more
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$40.00
The White Buffalo

The White Buffalo

by Herschel C. Logan (1901-1987)

Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Herschel C. Logan. Miniature Book. 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches. Unpaginated. [16] pp. Half-title, frontispiece, text printed in brown ink in French-fold format, illustrated throughout, Log-Anne printer's device follows the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, illustrated paper label on front cover, brown end-papers; binding square and tight. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. RGKK819–122.... Read more
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$100.00
Trois Fables de La Fontaine

Trois Fables de La Fontaine

by Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695)

Pasadena:: Karen Dawson,, 1965. Very Good. Edited by Karen Dawson, designed by Guillaume du Chênais, illustrations by William M. Cheney. Printed by Cheney. Jean de la Fontaine was a famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. Miniature Book. 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 inches. [ii], (23) pp. Half-title, color frontispiece and 3 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Flexible vellum wrappers, gilt-titled spine; binding square and tight. Very Good.... Read more
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$75.00
From a Writer's Notebook

From a Writer's Notebook

by BROOKS, Van Wyck

Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1955. Hardcover. Fine. Miniature book (2" x 2 1/2"). Full green calf gilt, all edges gilt. Fine in (original?) plastic box. One of 1000 copies printed by the Chiswick Press. A miniature book.
Item Price
$100.00
Dollhouse Book, The

Dollhouse Book, The

by Worrell, Estelle Ansley

Hardback. very good/poor. Little wear to covers, corner bumps, pages are nice and clean; wear and tear to dust jacket, 3" tear to dust jacket
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$12.95
The Symbolism of the Santa Barbara Presidio

The Symbolism of the Santa Barbara Presidio

by Fr. Francis F. Guest

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Mission Archives-Library, 1968. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is 1 of 100 copies SIGNED by the author on the title page, printed by Grant Dahlstrom and bound by Bela Blau. Miniature Book. 2 1/16 x 1 11/16 inches. 39, [1] pp. Presidio crest printed in red as the frontispiece, title printed in red and black, red initial; text clean, un-marked, pages lightly toned. Full brown leather, raised bands; binding square and tight, faintly... Read more
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$25.00
A Small Book of Dahlias

A Small Book of Dahlias

by Robert Baris

Shaker Heights, OH: Wind & Harlot Press, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. LIMITED EDITION of 62 copies, this is number 9, INSCRIBED in pencil by Bob Baris on front endpapers. Miniature Book. 2 5/8 x 2 1/16 inches. (30) pp. Half-title, letterpress in red and black inks, rough cut edges of text block, "Of Further Interest" bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Gray paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by the author to Kal Levitan;... Read more
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$125.00
The Joys of Collecting Children's Books

The Joys of Collecting Children's Books

by Ford, Alla T

Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1968. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author(s). Miniature hardcover. 2 5/8 x 2 inches; edition limited to 500 signed copies, this being number 36 and one of 50 with hand-painted covers; [3],106,[1] pages; hand-drawn bouquet in preliminary blank page; numerous black and white illustrations, six of which have been hand-colored. Turquoise cloth covered boards slightly bowed with small bleached spots at edges, hint of fraying at top rear corner, tiny brown spot on... Read more
Item Price
$115.00