Moscow: Emil Goozairow, 2019. approx. 1 x 1". Blue leather over boards with green velvet spine, all edges gilt, limited microminiature edition of 9, this being #4, beautiful and rich illustrations, digital printing, numbered on the colophon, wrapped in paper band titled "Inch Library", in fine condition.
"Ozymandias" is a poem written by English poet Percy Shelley (1792-1822), published in 1818. It is a beautiful sonnet which was supposedly written when Shelley learned that a large statue of Ramses II has been acquired by the British Museum. The poem is about the inevitable waning of rulers with their pretensions to eminence. The publisher, Emile, was born in 1961 and is an author of books of a unique technique of manufacturing handmade books from unusual materials. He does all his own illustrations, book binding and graphic design. He writes fairy tales, stories and mystical scenes and lives near Moscow.