London, South Kensington
16 March 2006
METAL, IVORY AND OTHER UNUSUAL BINDINGS -- The Smallest English Dictionary in the World. Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, [c.1900]. 28 x 19mm. Half title, portrait frontispiece of Samuel Johnson. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt, contained in hinged metal case with glass peephole. Provenance: presentation inscription on front free endpapers dated 1944. Welsh 2408.
With 11 other miniature books in unusual bindings including Old English, Scotch and Irish Songs (Glasgow, David Bryce, [n.d.]) and one bound in mother-of-pearl with a metal plaque. (12)
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