Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Itty bitty books

A treasure trove of antique miniature books from a family collection is being auctioned off by Bamfords Auctioneers in Derby, U.K., at a 3-Day Antiques and Fine Art Sale this week. The tiny books, by definition under 3 1/8" in height, width, and thickness, include the following:
Miniature books, novelty products that became examples of a printer's skill, became fashionable during the Renaissance. The 16 little books are expected to fetch a total of more than £2000 at auction.

Hi Chase!

1 comment:

  1. Hello, my third great grandfather was Alfred Mills Engraver, i saw in an article that his engraving was in one of his books, have you seen this book, many thanks, diane.


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