Marbling in Miniature
[Los Angeles]: Dawson's Book Shop, 1980. (36) pp. Approximately 2 1/4 x 3". LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies. Printed marbled board with title on cover, twelve samples of marbled paper tipped in, signed by Weimann under the colophon, which cited the assistance of Muir Dawson, Stephen Tabor, Ingrid Weimann, Rene Patron, and Pall Bohne. Faint toning to right edge of front cover, otherwise a very good copy. (Bradbury, Dawson's, 65)
Dawson's Book Shop was founded by Glen and Mary Helen Dawson in Los Angeles, California. Glen Dawson published his first miniature book in 1949 with the help of William M. Cheney. This is a beautifully done little book.
A History of the Holy Bible
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,  - 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?]
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Tarzana, CA: Barbara J. Raheb, 1980. 48 pp. Approximately 15/16 x 5/8". LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this being #103. Black pyroxylin cover with gilt lettering on spine and gilt and jeweled decorated cover, lithographic illustrations, flowered endpapers, signed by the publisher, Barbara J. Raheb. A fine copy. (Bradbury, Barbara J. Raheb, 227)
Omar Khayyam (1048 - 1131) was a Persian poet, astronomer, and mathematician whose poetry has been widely translated and published. This is a beautiful and deeply spiritual work.
Portraits of Royalty
Van Nuys, CA: Barbara J. Raheb, 1981. 48 pp. Approximately 15/16 x 5/8". LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this being #39. Burgundy pyroxylin cover with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decorated cover, illustrations, signed by the publisher, Barbara J. Raheb. A fine copy. (Bradbury, Barbara J. Raheb, 320)
From the introduction: "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." A beautiful selection of portraits of royal people, starting with King Alfred (871-899) and ending with King George VI (1936-1952).
Poetry and Prose
Tarzana, CA: Barbara J. Raheb, 1981. 64 pp. Approximately 15/16 x 5/8". LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this being #58. Brown pyroxylin cover with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decorated cover, lithographic illustrations, marbled endpapers, signed by the publisher, Barbara J. Raheb. A fine copy. (Bradbury, Barbara J. Raheb, 293)
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was a versatile poet and writer of prose, often mixing the two together in his short stories. He was best known for his Jungle Books and Captain Courageous.
Bisbee, AZ: Pequeno Press, 1991. 2 3/4 x 2 1/2". 40 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 60 copies, this being #17. Patterned cloth over boards, accordion structure with multiple fold-out pages, illustrated, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Pequeno Press 13)
A cute little miniature book about the people, art and land of Mexico, beautifully and very colorfully illustrated. Signed by the illustrator, designer, and author.
The Wizard of Oz
New York: Kurt S. Adler, 1984. Hardcover, First Edition thus, 3 x 2 1/2", oblong, 48 pp., red cloth over boards, gilt lettering and pictorial cover paste-down, gold thread for hanging as an ornament, introduction by Kurt Adler, As New condition
A cute little miniature book with the classic Wizard of Oz story beautifully illustrated.
Unusual Flying Objects in Oz
Lake Worth, FL: Ford Press, 1979. 2 1/2 x 2 1/16". (36) pp. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Yellow stiff wrappers, illustrated by Bill Ubank, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Ford Press 13)
L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1919) was an American author, best known for his Wizard of Oz books. This delightful little book tells about the many things that fly throughout the Oz books and divides them into 3 categories: those creatures which can fly by themselves, flying machines of one sort or another, and things or creatures which go flying thanks to magic. Beautifully illustrated in black and white throughout.
The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum
Lake Worth, FL: Ford Press, 1969. 2 1/2 x 2". 184 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies (according to Bradbury), this being #113. Black cloth over boards, gilt title on cover, gilt author descriptions on rear cover but slightly blurry, signed by the author on the colophon, illustrated, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Ford Press 3)
L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1919) was an American author, mainly known for his Wizard of Oz books. Turns out that Baum also had a lively theatrical career as well. This little book tells all about those productions and includes reproductions of posters, stagebills, etc. Also included is a complete checklist of all of Baum's works. A wonderful book for any Baum collector.
Lord of Lackawaxen Creek
Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 3 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 1,001 copies. Marbled paper wrappers, printed label, illustrated by Catryna Ten Eyck, signed by the illustrator on the colophon, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 12)
Pearl Zane Grey (1872 - 1939) was an American dentist and author, best known for his Western genre writings. This little story is from early on in his career when he published in magazines. It tells of his fishing trip on the Delaware River with two of his brothers and relays his sense of wonder, respect and excitement that he felt toward nature and all of its creatures.