Lot 205 of 454:
Trio of Toppan Ultra Micro Books  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
A trio of former record holders for the smallest books in the world, individually cased

Author:

Place:
Tokyo

Publisher:
Toppan Printing Co.

Date:
1980

Description:

Three volumes comprising: 

  • Calendar and Birth Stone.
  • Language of Flowers.
  • The Zodiacal Signs and Their Symbols.

Each 2x2 mm, accompanied by matching volumes in a 20x20 mm format. Each volume set into its own display case along with a tie-clip magnifying glass, cases are book shape full various color leather with the spines gilt. Each in a clear plastic case and plain card slipcase.

From 1979 until 1985 these held the record for smallest printed books in the world. Bromer & Edison, p.117. Accompanied by a small leather display box, specially designed by Osami Nakao, to hold the trio of  microminiatures. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Fine.


 
Item number:
276593
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