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The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam [as three miniatures; the smallest book in the world as of 1933]
Commonwealth Press Worcester: Commonwealth Press, 1932-33. Hardcover. vg. Super miniature. 1/250. Custom-made clamshell box of 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper boards with gold paper-covered compartments in which nestle three successively smaller miniature books, all printings of Omar Khayyam's tetrameter poem, plus a book briefly illustrating the history of miniatures and detailing the making of this itty-bitty Rose Garden: "A Thimbleful of Books" by Thompson (approx. 6" x 8 3/4"), a booklet with two pages of the tiniest miniature reproduced as proof sheet, along with a small magnifying glass housed in a 1 x 5/8 inch folding brass frame. At the time of publication, the smallest book, measuring 1/4 x 1/4 inch and bound in paper wraps, was the world's most diminutive book. The three other books are bound in gilt-stamped full red morocco. The two larger Rose Gardens measure 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches and 5 x 5 3/4 inches. Fine condition. Bondy, Miniature Books (1981) p. 154.
      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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