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(Santa Claus)

(Santa Claus)

Jo Anna Poehlmann

Milwaukee, WI: Jo Anna Poehlmann, 1995. (14) pp. 2 3/16 x 2 3/16". LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this being #115. Stiff paper boards, accordion fold with ribbon tie, 17 postage stamps tipped in, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Poehlmann, 6)

A lovely book with stamps portraying the many faces of Santa Claus from many different countries.

Jo Anna Poehlmann
$ 55.00 USD

12 Canons of Conduct (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

12 Canons of Conduct (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

Thomas Jefferson

Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Blue paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 23)

Thomas Jefferson frequently wrote to his 13 grandchildren but especially to his 9-year old granddaughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph. He sent her a handwritten book called "A Dozen Canons of Conduct in Life", which is reproduced in this miniature. All of these canons are still applicable today, such as "Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold" or "When angry, count 10 before you speak; if very angry, 100".

Lime Rock Press
$ 50.00 USD

13 Virtues and Precepts (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

13 Virtues and Precepts (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

Benjamin Franklin

Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Tan paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 21)

Reproduced portions of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, this book demonstrates the 12 virtuous habits that Ben Franklin set out for himself as a young man. He practiced them daily. Later in life, a friend encouraged him to add "humility" as a 13th virtue and Ben did, although he said he didn't really perfect it, just the appearance of perfecting it. An inspirational read!

Lime Rock Press
$ 50.00 USD

14 Rules of Civility (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

14 Rules of Civility (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

George Washington

Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Red paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 22)

Reproduced portions of George Washington's copybook, copied from Francis Hawkins' "Youth's Behaviour", this book demonstrates 14 of 110 items of advice written to young people. Much of this advice is still applicable today, such as "Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any one."

Lime Rock Press
$ 50.00 USD

A Bestiary

A Bestiary

Sarah Chamberlain

Boston: Anne & David Bromer, 1979. [19] pp. approx. 2 1/4 x 2 1/16", oblong. LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this being #87. Marbled wrap with title label over marbled cover with title label, 15 wood engravings,letterpress on Troya paper, signed by the artist on the colophon, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Bromer 5)

Sarah Chamberlain has illustrated books from Aesop’s Fables to Margarette Reid’s The Button Box. She studied under renowned printmakers and illustrators Barry Moser and Leonard Baskin, and from the 1970s to the 1980s ran the Chamberlain Press.

Anne & David Bromer
$ 330.00 USD

A Book is Made

A Book is Made

Anonymous

London: British Federation of Master Printers, (1960). 31 pp. Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 1/8". Limitation not stated. White wrappers with gold lettering on front cover, one black and white illustration, printed by Jarrold & Sons, Norwich. A very good plus copy, somewhat scarce.

The interesting essay of a display organized by the British Federation of Master Printers on books and their publication.

British Federation of Master Printers
$ 65.00 USD

A Brief Reign

A Brief Reign

Joseph L. Curran

Watertown, MA: Kurbel Books, 1983. 50 pp. Approximately 2 x 2 5/16". LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this being #171. Paper band with label, red simulated leather over boards, postage stamps, hand-colored frontispiece, ribbon bookmark with coin token, all housed in a clear plastic box, illustrated by author, layout by Robert E. Massmann, frontispiece portrait by Fred G. Moynihan, Jr., in fine condition. (Bradbury, Kurbel Books #1)

An interesting book by one of the major supporters of the Miniature Book Society, this is the story of Albino Luciani, known as Pope John Paul I, who only reigned for 33 days.

Kurbel Books
$ 95.00 USD

A History of the Cadiz Short Line Railroad

A History of the Cadiz Short Line Railroad

Robert White and Norman W. Forgue

Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1966. Approximately 2 1/8 x 3". 76 pp LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies. Red leather with gilt title on spine and metal locomotive replica on front cover, floral endpapers, illustrated woodcuts and photographs, photograph frontispiece of W.C. White (Founder and first President of the railroad), letterpress, binding by Bela Blau, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Black Cat Press 24)

An interesting history of the Cadiz railroad line in Kentucky. Charming and beautifully made with some colored text and pages to keep it visually interesting, as well as informative.

Black Cat Press
$ 155.00 USD

A History of the Holy Bible

A History of the Holy Bible

Anonymous

Cincinnati: Published by [Wesley] Coleman and [William] Phillips. Morgan, Williams and Co., Printers., 1815. 1st Edition (Adomeit A34; American Imprints 34917; Bradbury, p. 63; Welch 861.2). Not in Rosenbach, nor Welsh. [2 (blank)], v, [6] - 167, [3 (blank)] pp. Divisional t.p., "History of the New Testament", p. 77. "Appendix" t.p., p. 135. "Psalms" t.p., p. 151. 2-1/2" x 1-1/2". Period brown full calf binding. Modest wear to binding, with boards a bit splayed. Some browning & ageing to paper, with the occasional short edge tear to a leaf [no text affected]. A Good - VG item.  

The first miniature book published in Ohio, and quite rare in the trade. RBH records the last appearance as in a 1964 Midland catalogue [this copy?]

[Wesley] Coleman and [William] Philips.
$ 4,035.00 USD

A Little Black Book

A Little Black Book

Claire Bolton

Marcham, England: Alembic Press, 1995. 63 pp. Approximately 2 1/2 x 3". LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this being #6. Textured black boards, sewn in with red thread in a Coptic binding, numbered on the colophon, in fine condition.

A beautifully designed book, showing type specimens held at the Alembic Press with notes by the author.

Alembic Press
$ 90.00 USD