Veritable Bijoux: a tale of scale - Miniature Books at Memorial University Libraries

Warner, Patrick (2020) Veritable Bijoux: a tale of scale - Miniature Books at Memorial University Libraries. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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This catalogue highlights 35 miniature books held in the Queen Elizabeth II Library’s Special Collections. Intended as a general introduction to the world of miniature books in their original formats, the work is intended for students and teachers of book history and bibliography, as well as general readers. This essay attempts to place the 35 works broadly in historical context as well as outlining the evolution of the technical processes used to make these works. It also contemplates the appeal of miniature books both as physical objects and as goads to the imagination. The catalogue gives each miniature book its own bibliographic entry, including a physical description of the artifact, information about the author and/or contents of the work, as well as a photograph of the binding and one or more pages. Occasionally, a sample of the text is offered.

Item Type: Book
Item ID: 15779
Additional Information: From the holdings of Archives & Special Collections
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries
Date: 2020
Date Type: Publication
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