John of Asia and the Goat

John of Asia and the Goat

John of Asia and the Goat

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[Chicago]: [Doris V. Welsh], 1955. [15] pp. Approximately 3/4 x 1/2". LIMITED EDITION of 20 copies. Blue half cloth (with corners) over yellow paper boards, paper label on spine and cover, frontispiece, miniature bookplate on front free endpaper of Grace Broecker (a major collector of miniature books), in fine condition. (Bradbury, Petit Oiseau Press, 5; Welsh 4044).

Doris Welsh was probably the greatest authority about miniature books in the second half of the 20th century. She collected, wrote about, and published miniature books entirely by herself. Born in 1907 in Pittsburgh, and after receiving her A.B, B.L.S. and M.S. degrees from different colleges, she eventually joined the Newberry Library in 1947 as cataloguer. She remained at the Library until 1970 when she retired. She started publishing her own books in 1952. (MBS newsletter, 11/2013). Only 4 copies of this book found in OCLC (as of 5/16). It is considered the smallest and the rarest of her books.

Publisher
Doris V. Welsh
Binding
Hardcover
Tags
Miniature