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The First English THUMB BIBLE in Prose
  Beautifully Bound & with Sharp Lovely Plates
Bible.  English. Selections.  Biblia. Or a practical summary of ye Old and New Testaments. London: R. Wilkin, 1728 (i.e., 1727). 64mo (4 cm, 1.57"). [6], 154, [2], 155–278, [6] pp.; 16 plts.
$6500.00
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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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Four Tiny, Lovely Fairy TalesBrightly Illustrated & in Their Box
Chatelain, Clara de.  The Lilliputian library. London: A.N. Myers & Co., [1850]. 16mo (8.7 cm, 3.4"). 4 vols. I: 54 pp.; 2 col. plts. II: 39, [1] pp.; 2 col. plts. III: 46 pp.; 2 col. plts. IV: 46 pp.; 2 col. plts.
$800.00
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Victorian-Era PROVINCIAL PRINTING of a
Diverting” KidLit CHAPBOOK
The diverting history of Jumping Joan, and her dog and cat.  Otley [England]: Printed by W. Walker, at the Wharfdale Stanhope Press, [ca. 1850?]. Near miniature (10 cm, 4"). 15, [1 (blank) pp.; illus.
$625.00
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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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Nurse Lovechild's Legacy”The History of Nursery Rhymes
Immel, Andrea, & Brian Alderson.  Tommy Thumb's pretty song-book. The first collection of English nursery rhymes: a facsimile edition with a history and annotations. Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2013. Folio box (32.7 cm, 12.87"). 4to: xv, [1], 121, [1] pp.; illus. I: [4], 59, [5] pp.; illus. II: [2], 64, [4] pp.; illus. III: [2], 63, [3] pp.; illus.
$250.00
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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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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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Mini” Natural History Chapbook
Pretty rhymes about birds and animals for little boys and girls.  New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, [ca. 1860]. Miniature (7.8 cm, 3"). 8 pp.; illus.
$65.00
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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.
[SOLD]
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A Tiny GemPrinted by the Plantin Press (L.A.)A Mary Kuper Wood 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.
[SOLD]
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