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HOPE that You Never Receive a Gift ofPenny Royal”!
Anonymous.  Language of flowers. London: Rock Brothers & Payne (Boot, printer, Dockhead), no date [ca. 1850]. Miniature (49 mm; 1.95"). 100 pp., [14] ff. (ads).
$425.00
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AMERICAN Gilt RED MOROCCO of 1815Watts in Miniature
Bible.  O.T.  Psalms.  English. 1815. Watts.  The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New-Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. Boston: Printed and published by Lincoln & Edmands., 1815. Miniature (9.4 cm; 3.75"). Frontis., 575, [1] pp.
$225.00
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“AND They Did as the Angel Told Them”
Bible.   English. Selections. 1834. The child's Bible. With plates.By a lady of Cincinnati.  Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners, [© 1834]. 32mo (5.4 cm; 2.125"). [3]–192 pp.; illus. (“plates” counted in pagination). Lacks frontispiece.
$100.00
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Everything You Need toNegotiate” 1857
Blackie's literary and commercial almanac.  1857. Glasgow: Blackie & Son, [1856]. 16mo (8.1 cm; 3.25"). 95, [1] pp.
$95.00
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Cheney'sMost Important MINIS
Bliss, Carey S.  Bibliography of Cheney miniatures. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1975. Miniature (7.3 cm, 2.9"). [32] pp.
$85.00
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Splendor of the Mass in aSplendid Binding on a Miniature Book
Catholic Church.  Liturgy & ritual.  El libro de misa de los niños. Madrid: No publisher/printer, no date [ca. 1860]. Miniature (43 mm; 1.625"). 122 pp., 6 plates (including frontis.).
$500.00
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De SenectuteCicero on Old Age in aPALM-Size Edition
A Petite Barbou Treasure in Red Morocco
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.  M. Tullii Ciceronis Cato Major. Ad T. Pomponium Atticum. Lutetiae: Typis Josephi Barbou, 1758. 32mo (9.3 cm, 3.6"). Frontis., [16], 75, [5] pp.
$500.00
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Overview ofCA Printing History, in Miniature Satisfying CA Provenance
Fahey, Herbert.  Early printing in California. San Francisco: San Francisco Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1949. 48mo (9.8 cm, 3.875"). 63, [1] pp.
$175.00
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DecorativePolish Catholic Miniature”
(God be with you!).  Bóg z toba! Ksiazka do nabozenstwa dla katolików obojga plci.  Warszawa i Wimperk: J. Steinbrenera, 1911. 16mo (9.8 cm, 3.75"). 256 pp. (19–30 lacking); illus.
$100.00
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Never in Childish Hands Cuts Very Well Impressed
The history of Tommy and Harry. York: J. Kendrew, [ca. 1820]. 16mo (10.3 cm, 4.1"). 30, [2] pp.; illus.
$250.00
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Pickering's Miniature HoraceA Pretty & Partially Unopened Copy
Horatius Flaccus, Quintus (i.e., Horace).  Quintus Horatius Flaccus. [i.e., Opera omnia]. Londini: Gulielmus Pickering [colophon: excudebat C. Corrall], 1826. 32mo (near miniature: 9 cm, 3.5"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., 192 pp.
$425.00
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Miniature Designed by Bruce Rogers About Miniatures BEAUTIFUL Printing
Koopman, Harry Lyman.  Miniature books. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1968. Miniature (5 cm, 1.9"). [4], viii, [2], 103, [1] pp.
$250.00
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Here's a Really Tiny Book in aTINY! Clamshell Case
[Landon, Letitia Elizabeth].  The English bijou almanac for 1837. London: Albert Schloss, 1836. Miniature (2 cm, .787"); in a publisher's slipcase slightly larger. 64 pp.; 7 plts., 4 music pp.
$750.00
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Tear-Jerker in MINI Format
Laura, Aunt.  The silver medal. Buffalo: Breed, Butler, & Co., 1863. Miniature (42 mm; 1.625"). 64 pp.
$350.00
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A Most Enjoyable Bibliographic Treasure —A VeryMiniature” Miniature Leporello
Lenepveu, Jules-Eugène, & Jean-Jacques Scherrer.  La vie de Jeanne d'Arc. No place: No publisher/printer, [1899–1900s?]. Miniature (3 x 2 cm; 1.125" x .75"). [9] pp., illus.
$225.00
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A Famous Designer's TRAVELOGUE ofHis TRIP TO CHINA in 1984
Miho, Jim.  Kromekote opens up a whole new world. [New York?, Cincinnati?]: Champion International Corp., [1985]. 32mo (near miniature: 10 cm; 3.9375"). [48] ff.
$175.00
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A Mini Leaf Book
(NEWBERY BIBLE).  Adomeit, Ruth E.  An original leaf from the Newbery Bible 1780. With an essay. Los Angeles: [colophon: printed by William Cheney for Dawson's Book Shop], 1980. Miniature (49 x 42 mm; 1.875" x 1.625"). 18 pp., [1 (colophon)] f., leaf of 1780 Bible tipped in.
$400.00
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Small is Our Book Yet Not the Less”Very Small & in Its Tiny Slipcase
Norton, Caroline Sheridan.  Schloss's English bijou almanac for 1841. London: A. Schloss, [1840]. Miniature (2 cm; .787"). [25] ff.; [6] plts.
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An Artist's Miniature Keepsake
Roatcap, Adela Spindler.  Lunch at Albert's: Reflections on Joe D'Ambrosio's A Memoir of Book Design. San Francisco: Joe D'Ambrosio, 2005. Miniature (7.1 cm, 2.8"). [6], 40 pp.; col. illus.
$175.00
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Moral Observations & Instructions” in aPretty Little Package
Sacred gift of devout & useful sayings. Boston: G. W. Cottrell, copyright 1851. Miniature (8 cm; 3.125"). 96 pp.
$100.00
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A Tiny GemPrinted by the Plantin Press (L.A.)A Mary KuperWood Engraving
Stevenson, Robert Louis.  Prayers written at Vailima. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973. Miniature (6.2 cm, 2.4"). xxxviii, [2], 61, [1] pp.
$125.00
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Artists Have Painted Them, SONGS Have Been Composed aboutThem”
Weber, Francis J.  The cable cars. San Fernando, CA: Junípero Serra Press, 1984. Miniature (4.5 cm, 1.8'”). [4], 18, [4] pp.
$75.00
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“The Liveliest Pedestrian Environment in Los Angeles” In Miniature
Weber, Francis J.  Farmer's market. [San Fernando, CA]: Junípero Serra Press, 1991. Miniature (7.2 cm, 2.85"). [2], 13, [1] pp.
$40.00
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“The Nation's Foremost Etcher”
Weber, Francis J.  Following Bernhardt Wall. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1974. Miniature (6.2 cm, 2.4"). [2], 18, [2] pp.; illus.
$200.00
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Big Painting / Miniature Tribute
Weber, Francis J.  The Last Supper. [San Fernando, CA]: Junípero Serra Press, 1998. Miniature (6 cm, 2.35"). [6], 10, [4] pp.
$45.00
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