Publication Date: 2002
No Binding. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 5 ½ in. x 4 ¼ in. with a color image of the book on the front, together with addressee and canceled postage. Joseph D'Ambrosio (1934 -2009) was a book artist. He wrote, set the type, did the designs, the artwork, and the binding. Handwritten message on the reverse: "July 22, 2002 Thanks for the check--I believe we first met when I did Joyce's 'The Ondt and the Gracehoper' That was 1975!!! That is 27 years ago! I often wonder if we have been blessed with an extended stay on this sphere--but then, the alternative is unthinkable. Best to you--Joe.". Inscribed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-15039878186
Published by Miniature color illustrated book published & printed in Japan, ca. 1962., 1962
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Book: 2 x 3 1/4" (7/8" thick); consists of 48 pp. with 48 1 3/8 x 2 1/8" miniature, mounted full color reproductions of a series of Japanese prints showing Samurai warriors in full dress with various types of swords & other weapons, most in positions attacking objects that appear to be thrown at them. Each print bears a legend in Japanese characters to left or right hand, possibly illustrating the story. Color reproduction of these tiny prints is of very high quality. Book made in typical "accordion", pleated or double folded paper pages; covers bound in a dark blue, coarse grained cloth, with small tan & gold fleckled label in black Japanese characters on "back" cover, followed by a colored design titlepage with square style Japanese characters. In a 2 3/4 x 3 3/4" pasteboard clamshell publisher's box; top is covered with a tan, gray & white pastepaper in parallel line design with larger title label similar to that on book cover. Box shows where price or other sticker has been removed, leaving a bit of paper (can be removed by a paper conservator); reverse of back cover of book shows a 2" glue or tape line where another label (?) has been removed or fallen off, underside of box bears this title (?) in English lettering in ink: Ako shiju S(c)hichi Shi, & under this in pencil: 1962. Otherwise, book & box are in near fine condition. (Japanese text).
Seller Inventory # ABE-81890332
Published by Robert Massmann, 1979
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. A miniature book measuring 2 in. x 2 ¼ in. 84 pp. Limited to 1000 copies. Has a portrait of St. Onge tipped-in as a frontispiece. A bibliography of the 46 miniature and the larger books of St. Onge, with notations of issue points. Red leatherette with paste-on title label; in a fine paper chemise with a similar label.
Seller Inventory # ABE-3493562894
Published by Malmo: Allhems förlag, 1959
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. A miniature book measuring approx. 1 ¼ in. x 2 in. Illustrated by Knut Ekwall. 146 pp. Blue leather with gilt decorations and titling. Four raised bands on the spine. Top-edge gilt. Acetate plastic wrap-around. In a miniature slipcase with told speckled paper and blue details. Swedish text.
Seller Inventory # ABE-4551650614
Published by Massman, New Britain CT., 1982
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. A miniature, measuring approximately 1 ¾ in. square. Leather bound , with paste-on design on front panel. No. 27 of 250 copies printed. In a fine orange slipcase with title label.
Seller Inventory # ABE-3471252058
Published by Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1982
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. A miniature book measuring approximately 2 in. x 2 ¾ in. Blue leather, gilt titling and design. No. 45 of the 50 deluxe copies specially bound and signed by Coover on the half-title. In a fine, brown marbled paper covered slipcase. Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-3508883224
Published by Osaka, Japan, 1970
Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Measures 7/8 in. x 1 1/8 in. Red wrappers, gilt titling on the front panel. Issued at the Japanese World Fair in 1970. Text is in several languages, including English, Japanese, French, and Spanish.
Seller Inventory # ABE-3530656405
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Circa 1905. B/w photos of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, Duke of York, Arthur, and an unidentified woman. In the form of a miniature book measuring approx. ¼ in. x ½ in. Names and titles have French spelling. Brass covers and spine; red front panel with the title of "The Royal Family." With a small brass ring at the top so that it can be attached to a locket.
Seller Inventory # ABE-4762698926
Published by Pequeno Press; printed by Pat Baldwin, Waterleaf Mill & Bindery, May , 1993. #28 of only 55 copies., 1993
First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 3 x 2 3/4", 10 accordion style pages, each with the center cut out in a gothic window form, framing various medieval images from the poem first "modern" Miniver Cheevy, suit of armor, castle, knight in armor, wine goblet. Bound in black cloth with printed floral pattern in rose & gray, printed label on front cover, book closed with a clasp in the form of a tiny metal bridle attached by a black thread. Fine (as new). Printed on Mohawk paper in Lyons type. Illustrations were designed by Gerald Baldwin. Serigraphy, marbling & binding were done at Waterleaf Mill & Bindery. SIGNED by pressman Pat Baldwin on colophon. A very effective presentation of what is now one of Robinson's best known poems. "Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn, Grew lean while he assailed the seasons; He wept that he was ever born, And he had reasons.". Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-25661885
Published by Pequeno Press, Pat Baldwin, 1992, #11 of only 60 numbered & signed copies., 1992
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 2 3/4 x 3 x 1 1/8", 19+ accordion folded pages with cut paper "origami" style inserts & some folding pleated cut "interpages" at folded fore edges. Bound in oriental style between light blue & lilac paper covered boards with "straw" material ties, printed design label on front cover, marbled paper endpapers & marbled papers used to make the inserted cut-outs. Fine (as new). Printed & SIGNED by Baldwin in Helvetica type on Mohawk paper. Binding & marbled papers were done at Waterleaf Mill & Bindery. Pages feature Japanese Haikus in English by Matsuda with interacting cut-outs & pleated cut-out "interpages". A great interactive presentation from Pequeno Press; we're not sure there is anything else quite like it: the poetry & cut-outs really do compliment & "illustrate" each other. Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-25662389
Published by Chicago: Black Cat, 1966
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. A miniature book measuring approximately 2 in. x 3 in. Maroon leather with gilt titling on the spine and a metallic small locomotive embedded on the front cover. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings.
Seller Inventory # ABE-3508890297
Published by No maker's names present on the brass locket, or photographic prints. Ca. mid to late 19th century.
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Size of the brass locket: 1 in. x 1 in. x 1/8 in. (thick). A miniature, book-shaped brass locket with the outer covers showing a recessed design to suggest a gilt-tooled book cover, with a central, blank oval, surrounded by swirling floral & foliage forms, the plain spine shows three raised bands, with a tiny loop on the top edge, and a small brass clasp closure attached to the back cover; the interior features an open brass frame that forms the book "edges", and two, small, brass frames which hold four small, sepia-toned, reduced size photographic prints of European rulers. 1. Napoleon III 2. Victoria & Albert 3. Empress Eugenie 4. Unidentified woman's portrait. The surface of Victoria & Albert portrait show some small pin-prick type holes in the margins.
Seller Inventory # ABE-4091958658
Published by London: William Pickering. MDCCCXXV. (1825). Thomas White, Printer, Johnson's Court. Pickering Diamond Classic edition., 1825
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Size of binding: 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"; advertisement page for Stothard/Walton's Angler; titlepage, xvi, 314 pp. (with second titlepage for Cotton work at p. 226) + (4)pp. with Note A & B and Index with "Printed by Thomas White" at bottom of page. Several small woodcut illustrations of fish in the text. Height of page: 3 1/2". Rebound at a later date with edges not trimmed down from the original binding. Binding from the 1890-1920 period features gray, ribbed and watered silk over boards, with a red/brown morocco leather title label with gilt titling, mounted on the spine. Silk shows a little age-related tanning. Yellow/tan glazed paper (later) endpapers. Text is generally clean & unspotted, book edges show age-related darkening. Scan shows the binding. A fairly well-preserved copy of this near-miniature edition, whose "Diamond" type is quite sharp and readable.
Seller Inventory # ABE-279152568
Published by Franny Samblod (c) 1985., 1985
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. A cardboard carton which contains these 6 items: 1. an 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of red paper covered with cartoons of lambs, etc. text at top begining: "(hey kids) it's weird; very eerie indeed: lambs after midnight.[.]", captions, with lambs doing various things; this sheet, which is at the bottom of the box shows a little very minor creasing. 2. a rolled up sheet of 8 1/2 x 14" light blue paper, tied with a black cord & with more printed lamb cartoons & captions; text at top begining: "my very dear leetle children (shhhh) tis unusual indeed.very eerie: lambs after midnight. [.] featuring a Christmas tree, etc., franny sambold printed in lower corner of design. Fine. 3. a 4" high x 3 1/2" across toy lamb made with cut-out, black painted flat wooden legs, tail & wooden head & ears, with applied red cheeks, & eyes, nostrils & teeth carefully painted on; the body has then been covered with a thick covering of unbleached white lamb's wool & a small, hand painted working bell has been hung around its neck with a small, tied dark purple ribbon. 4. a copy of a miniature book: "multilingual lamb coloring dictionary"; this is a 22 panel accordion folded book with printed words in 4 languages & small designs meant to be colored, these are on smaller white paper squares mounted on the olive paper accordion folds; this is bound between 2 2 1/8 x 2 1/8"' pieces of unfinished wood with a multicolored, painted wooden cut-out word: Baaa mounted on front wooden cover & a green suede square mounted on the back cover holding in place a 16" multicolored cord, each end ending in colored wooden beads either round or bell-shaped in form & a small jingle bell; the bottom of back book cover is marked & signed in pencil: * fold-out m-l l dictionary [.] (c) by f. samblod; this book is accompanied by 5. a 2 1/2 x 1 3/4" plastic & blue surfaced metal topped water color paint box with 6 color tablets & a small paint brush for use with the coloring book (paint box was made in England); a small gold paper cut-out of a lamb has been applied to the top of this box. Lamb, book & paint box are in fine condition. 6. is a printed card as follows: contents of 4 language 3 x 4" printed & illustrated folded blue paper card (with drawing of lamb with bell & heart on front): "Season's greetings from your new multilingual lamb who can speak many languages and loves to listen to stories or dreams or homework in any language you know. your multilingual lamb already speaks spanish, italian, french and english but could learn any other language you might like to teach it.even latin or fuzzelbweez! it's a curious critter & loves to watch and listen. other people may think it's only saying 'baaaa'.but you'll know your multilingual lamb is speaking in new and different words from many languages. ! ole! evviva! en garde! pretty swell! [drawings of: a heart, a star, a bell] and rounded up exclusively for macaroni by franny samblod (c) 1985". Fine. We have been unable to determine the number of these sets that were produced (presumably) as a holiday greeting; Sold together only; the above 6 pieces as described. These 6 items are stored in a 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 2" brown cardboard shipping carton with printed mailing label of University of Iowa/Windhover Press, sent to a Cleveland, Ohio art gallery; stamps & cellophane mailing tape, mailing marks on carton, which is still in acceptable condition. This may be a carton that was used to store these items by the former owner. Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-67476434
Published by Pour mil huit cent quatorze (1814), Xe. (10th) annee de l'Empire Francaise. A Paris, Chez Demoraine, libraire, rue du Petit-Pont. Aux Associes. Imprimerie J.-B. Poulet., 1814
Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. . Pocket Almanac; 3 3/4 x 2 1/4'; height of page: 9.5mm., 128pp.; folding map of Europe & Russia; France & Western Europe (9 1/2' x 3 3/4') by Bougon, (1813); detailed folding plan of Paris (9 1/2 x 3 3/4') by Bougon (1813) with locations. Slight browning & wear to edges & folds of maps. Full red straight grain morocco, neoclassical design in parallel gilt lines on spine & gilt borders on covers with face of Bacchus, vine leaves, grapes & urns, aeg. Some rubbing or minor wear to edges & corners, middle pages cropped to black border by binder, flyleaves (?) lacking, ownership stamps erased from front paste down, overall, a well preserved copy. Napoleon & others mentioned p. 29. Monthly & daily almanac with other types of information: political, business & other locations in Paris, etc. Scarce & little known Napoleonic item; lists personnel, titles, various alliances, ecclesiastics, etc. French text.
Seller Inventory # ABE-176404832
Published by Undated. Book limitation number: 217 [of 350], booklet number: 332.
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Size of the book: 2 in. x 2 6/8 in., black & white photographic portait of a woman's face, as the frontispiece, and a color reproduction of a Japanese print type image of a woman in traditional dress; illustrated with black & white drawings. Colophon page with limitation number on a blue paper strip. Text in Japanese. Maroon, suede leather with Japanese titling gilt on the spine & cover, red endpapers, top-edge gilt, with a glassine paper dustjacket. The book is in a gray-blue paper covered slipcase with Japanese titling, and with pp. printed, descriptive booklet, which reproduces the color image from the book. The title: "Nigore" was supplied by a former owner & miniature book collector.
Seller Inventory # ABE-3695686886
Published by No maker's name or date present.
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Size: 3/4 in. x 1 in. x 1/8 in. (thick), a miniature book-shaped carving, carved from bone or a similiar substance. The spine has been stained a light brown, and with two sets of carved, recessed lines present, and lines cut into the book "edges" to give a rough-edged look. A small, carved meerschaum-type pipe is attached to the front "cover", which has been hand-lettered in ink: Le Lys dans Le Vallee-H. Balzac. The back "cover" shows some light, tan discolorations to the surface.
Seller Inventory # ABE-4091965886
Published by Seattle: Tabula Rasa Press, 1993
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. Three miniature books, each measuring 2 1/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. In a paper-covered slipcase. 1. (Alphabet) 47 pp. No. 51 of 125 copies. Black cloth with purple metallic design on front cover and title on spine. Drawings in purple throughout. 2. (Divine) ) 55 pp. No. 14 of 200 copies. Maroon cloth with copper metallic design on front cover and title on spine. Drawings in maroon throughout. 3. (Quadrate) 74 pp. No. 34 of 150 copies. Green cloth with blue design on front cover and title on spine. Drawings in blue throughout. Each has illustrated end-papers. All three books and the slipcase are in fine condition.
Seller Inventory # ABE-5186928403837992560
Published by Undated. Book limitation number: 54.
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Size of the book: 2 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in., unpaginated; titlepage & printed Japanese text, followed by a reproduction of an inscription or name; illustrated with nine surrealistic, grotesque or fantastic style etchings, featuring combinations of human figures, faces, etc. Colophon page with limitation number & a small green paper slip with printing in Japanese bound in. Red leather with gilt Japanese titling on the spine & gilt design on the front cover, green endpapers, tissue guard for the titlepage, top-edge gilt. In a light green, paper-covered slipcase.
Seller Inventory # ABE-3695688005
Published by Limitation number: 00142. 1963., 1963
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Unpaginated; with a set of 3 separate fantastic/grotesque etchings of figures & insect type forms, with unbound text pages, titlepage & colophon pages in Japanese. Titlepage contains the English phrase: dance experience, one text page contains the word: Thalassa!, etchings show words in reverse, including: My mother. Held in a 3 1/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. "portfolio" volume with a white, dark or lighter blue, leather-textured cloth, tan endpapers in a yellow card slipcase with two punched holes, and numbered: 00142.
Seller Inventory # ABE-3695922141
Published by Kingsport, TN: Kingsport Press, 1930
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. A miniature measuring ½ in. x ¾ in. Blue leather, gilt design all around. All edges gilt. Light rubbing on lower end of spine.
Seller Inventory # ABE-4551634819
Published by London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1819
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A miniature book measuring 1 ½ in. x 2 ¼ in. Orange leather binding folded over, with a flap on the fold-over and a raised leather strip on front panel for insertion of flap. Small pocket in front cover. All edges gilt. The title page shows a red circular stamp reading "One shilling three pence." Engraving of Vauxhall Bridge. The cover has chipping to the surface and shows wear. Rear end-papers show two small paste spots on the lower margin. Housed in a later marbled-paper slipcase with paste-on title label on the spine.
Seller Inventory # ABE-4551644100
Published by Sherman Oaks, California. The Compulsive Printer., 1981
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. 2 3/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. pp., black and white design title-page, and three illustrations. signed and numbered by D'Ambrosio. Head- & tailpieces. Colophon page: This edition has been set in Bulmer and printed on Ingres Oyster paper. This is copy No. 20 of 75 copies. Marbled end-papers. Bound in red cloth, with black titling on the spine. With a gilt, cut-out sun design on the front cover, that displays the design of the front marbled end-paper. Gilt, design headband. In a black paper-covered slipcase. In fine condition. Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-836757495925462745
Published by Portage, Iowa. The Compulsive Printer, 1980
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. 2 4/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. pp., decorations and drawings of leaves in green, text printed in capitals. Colophon: This edition of Emily & Oscar has been set in 8 pt, Caslon and printed on a No. 3 Vandercook proof press. This is copy number 53 of 75 copies. The colophon page is signed by D'Ambrosio, and the printer E. Mundell. Bark-fiber covered boards that fold over a lacquered leaf collage, titling on the spine. In fine condition. Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-2269839594989152565
Published by Los Angeles, California. Dawson's Book Shop., 1980
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. 2 1/4 in. x 3 in. pp., with 12 mounted, miniature marbled paper samples. Colophon: 350 copies printed and bound by Christopher Weimann with assistance from Muir Dawson, Stephen Tabor, Ingrid Weimann, Rene Patron and Pall Bohne. Signed by Christopher Weimann on the colophon page. Marbled paper over boards with a printed paper title label on the front cover. In fine condition. Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-8291199587580598034
Published by Berkeley: Poole Press, 1980
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. A miniature book measuring 2 in. x 2 ½ in. 38 pp. Foreword by J. R. Adams. Illustrated with 2 mounted photographic plates, one of which is a frontispiece of Kipling from a painting and a photo titled "Driving Salmon into the Trap, Clackamas Station, Oregon." Quarter-bound in dark-blue leather and marbled boards, gilt titling (a little faded) on the spine. In a leather slipcase with marbled paper paste-on panels. No. 50 of the 50 copies that were specially bound. An edition of Kipling's story of salmon fishing in Oregon. Signed on the colophon by J. R. Adams (author of the foreword) and M. P. Adams, the designer and printer.
Seller Inventory # ABE-3493543330
Published by Exeter, N. H.: John I. Williams, 1819
Hardcover. Condition: Good. Measuring 2 ¼ in. x 3 ¾ in. Two volumes in one: first the Psalms, 322 pp.; then Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 282 pp. An extra signature (pp. 47-62) is bound into the Hymns, but the text is complete. Black leather with the name "Watts" in gilt on the spine. On the front panel is a strip of brown leather with gilt borders and in gilt the name "Louise Gage;" but the gilt is almost all worn off. On the f.f.e.p. in ink is written: "Louise G. Purdy Lowell, Ms." (?) Some staining and brown-spotting throughout, including a large damp stain at the beginning of the Psalms, which decreases thereafter. Wear to the corners, edges, and hinges. The corners of a few pages are creased.
Seller Inventory # ABE-4521491836
Published by Miniature book produced in Japan (ca. 1960's) with 16 miniature woodcuts, Japanese text., 1960
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 2 5/8 x 3 4/8", 16 miniature (1 15/16 x 2 7/16") mounted woodcuts, printed in black & white & various colors & mounted on a thin yellow/tan toned type of oriental paper. First woodcut is titlepage with the word TAMAR on a black ram with woman at bottom of illustration. Second blank page (from the back) shows inscription in ink: 11- .9 Tamar [?]; next page is either artist's name and/or title also in ink in Japanese, the follows titlpage printed in Japanese, then woodcut title mentioned above, followed by the set of 15 mounted colored woodcuts based on the story of Tamar; blank pages + (approx.) 10 pages of printed Japanese text + a colophon (printer/publisher's) page printed in Japanese. Bound in a tan leather binding stamped on front & back with woodcut designs similar to illustrations & Japanese characters, on spine: TAMAR; in a light brown paper covered slipcase which also has woodcut style Japanese characters & design in black & TAMAR on spine; underside of slipcase stamped with number - 35 (possibly limitation). Slight rubbing to surface of leather covers, else fine in fine slipcase. Woodcuts draw more from German Expressionist period influence than traditional Japanese work. Very scarce Japanese miniature book; very few copies are available in the USA. (Japanese text). Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-83280262
Published by [New Britain, Conn.] : R.E.M. Miniatures; Art Press, 1971
Soft cover. Condition: As New. Limited Edition. A miniature book, excerpted from the story of early printing. Design, typography, and binding by Robert E. Massmann. Limited to 50 copies. Binding, publisher's, by Robert E. Massmann, of stiff paper; top edges shaped like a recumbent mummy. "The cover wrapper is handmade Dard Hunter paper from the last lot produced at his Lime Rock mill"--Page [4-5]. Foreword signed in type "Robert E. Massmann, New Britain, Connecticut", with his autograph signature in ink above it. 20 unnumbered pages ; (1 5/8 by 2 1/16; 41x52mm) A very scarce item, desired by Dard Hunter, Massmann and Miniature book collectors. As new!. Signed by Author(s).
Seller Inventory # ABE-1630262022888
Published by Kingsport, TN: Kingsport Press, 1929
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. A miniature measuring ½ in. x ¾ in. Red leather, gilt titling. All edges gilt. 160 pp.
Seller Inventory # ABE-4551630076