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Section I: Antiquarian Miniature Books, Lots 1-44

Section II: Modern Miniature Books, Lots 45-317


More than 300 lots of fine miniature books are offered from the library of an East Coast gentleman. Included are many fine individual volumes along with complete or nearly complete collections from some of the best known modern publishers of miniature books. A selection of antiquarian miniatures is included as well. Among the rarities are nine different versions of the Rosemary Press printings of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, many of which have never appeared at auction before; the 1828 Opera of Horace published by A. Sautelet in Didot’s microscopic 2.5 point type and in a superb full morocco binding by C. Hardy; a complete gathering of the REM Miniatures Dard Hunter books, a collection of 10 fine miniature artist’s books by Soraya Marcano, most issued in editions of less than 10 copies and rarely encountered; along with many, many other desirable volumes. Other highlights of the sale include substantial collections from the Black Cat Press, the Hillside Press, the Press of Ward Schori, REM Miniatures, Achille J. St. Onge, and collections of many other miniature publishers. Many former holders of the record for the smallest printed book in the world are also represented along with a significant number of micro-miniatures, perfectly sized for the doll’s house library. 

Special Reception and Preview for the
Miniature Book Society Conclave
Saturday, August 12th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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