London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
The Midget Library. Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, [c.1895]. 12 volumes. 29 x 19mm. (and one smaller). Illustrations. Original red leather decorated in gilt, yellow edges. Contained in a shaped wooden bookcase on stand with hinged and glazed metal door (lacking magnifying glass).
Amongst the books contained in the library are F. E. A. Gasc's The Smallest French and English Dictionary in the World (Bondy Miniature Books, p.107), Tiny Alphabet of Animals and Tiny Alphabet of Birds (Bondy, p.72), The New Testament (20 x 16mm, Bondy p.111: "staggeringly small"), Old English, Scotch and Irish Songs with Music (Bondy, p.113) and a Koran. (12)
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