the shrinking librarian

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Jul 7

uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!  

You needed more guinea pigs in your life.  And I knew that.  And here they are.

Pigs is pigs / Ellis Parker Butler ; designed by Blake Smith.  Bisbee, Ariz. : Pequeño Press, 2001. Smith Miniatures Collection PS3503.U85 P5 2001 

Designed and illustrated by Blake Smith and Pat Baldwin. Printed on Lana Laid paper in Centaur type. Bound at Waterleaf Mill & Bindery by Pat Baldwin and Blake Smith.

Stop by and take a look!  

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May 19

uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!

Today we have a 24 volume set of Shakespeare’s works by the Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Co., published in New York around 1900. Each is leather bound with gilding.

Shakespeare’s Works. New York: Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Co.  1900’s.  Charlotte Smith Miniature Collections. 

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-Laura H. 


May 12
smallspecialcollections:

Ooh la la! This beautiful little bookcase from the 1890s is from the LIndemann miniature book collection. The ten volumes have original colored glazed paper wrappers and gilt stamped titles on front and spine. A small gilt decoration is stamped on back of each, at the center. All are housed in a worn brocade-covered Louis XV-style bookcase with beveled glass door and cloth-covered shelves.All books have the title-page imprint “Paris 1896” and colophon “Paris, Imp. Pairault & Cie.” (Lindemann 05745).

smallspecialcollections:

Ooh la la! This beautiful little bookcase from the 1890s is from the LIndemann miniature book collection. The ten volumes have original colored glazed paper wrappers and gilt stamped titles on front and spine. A small gilt decoration is stamped on back of each, at the center. All are housed in a worn brocade-covered Louis XV-style bookcase with beveled glass door and cloth-covered shelves.All books have the title-page imprint “Paris 1896” and colophon “Paris, Imp. Pairault & Cie.” (Lindemann 05745).

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houghtonlib:

Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374. Le rime di Petrarca, 1879.

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Houghton Library, Harvard University


Apr 15

uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!

This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig.  These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English.  Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!

Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig.  20th century.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.

-Laura H.

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When I was in school, one of my favorite things was my Lilliput Dictionary.  I used to keep it in my desk, before everyone had gadgets to define words for them.  I still have that little guy around somewhere…


depressionpress:

"MINIATURE VICTORIAN MY TINY ALPHABET BOOK BRYCE ILLUSTRATED ANIMALS BIRDS WORDS" | Winning Bid: US $338.93

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Apr 1

uispeccoll:

Welcome to a very glammy Miniature Monday!

Today’s feature is Looking at Make-up by Marcia Weisbrot.  This accordion book is nestled within its very own makeup compact— mirror, sponge and all.  The book was designed using Quark, Photoshop, hand coloring, hand printing and a stamp (to quote the colophon). The text consists of various meditations on make-up, as well as anecdotes and quotes from actual makeup packaging.  

 Weisbrot, Marcia.  Looking at Makeup. San Francisco: Pencilhead Press, 2001.  Copy 16 out of 25.  Part of the Charlotte Smith Miniature Collection, call no. N7433.4.W45L66.  See it in the catalog here.

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-Laura H.


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Jan 16

geekymerch:

These gorgeous bookshelf necklaces can be found at Coryographies!

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Dec 17

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