A few years ago I purchased a miniature book from the Lilliput Press, entitled The Silver Penny ABC.
Most of the books are issued on a card held in place by a slot cut into the card, the idea is to remove this and use it as a bookmark.
You can hold them in the palm of your hand. We even manage to write the classmark and record number on.
Selected items from the collection include:
The snow queen / Hans Christian Andersen.
Stickeen; a short memoir by American naturalist John Muir. It is about a trip he took in Alaska with a dog named Stickeen and their outing together on a glacier.
Wee Willie Winkie rins through the toon,
Up stairs an’ doon stairs in his nicht-gown,
Tirlin’ at the window, crying at the lock,
“Are the weans in their bed, for it’s now ten o’clock?”
William Miller (1810–1872)
Snow-Drop & the seven dwarfs / by Jakob & Wilhelm Grimm.
Thumbykin / by Hans Christian Andersen
Delia Smith chose her favourite chocolate cake recipe for a raffle in aid of the Sick Children’s Trust in association with the International Dolls’ House News. This is no. 7 of a limited edition of 25
I thought I had found the smallest books in the Library and then I discovered this box. It contains two perspex boxes, one containing a copy of Old King Cole, the other an uncut page, a certificate of authenticity, and a photocopied letter. The book measures 1mm x 1mm and held the title of being the smallest lithographic book in the world for 20 years verified by the Guinness Book of Records.
Books produced by the Gleniffer Press featured in an exhibition at the National Library of Scotland the from 18 September to 17 November 2013.