Group of 6 miniature books

Summer is a good time for library housekeeping projects due to the short downtime between busy semester schedules. In August the Broadside File Box location and Miniature books were rehoused in uniform boxes and relocated to another part of the library. At the DeGolyer Library, miniature books are 10 cm and smaller. Early miniatures were bibles, Victorian etiquette books for girls, and juvenile literature.

On Human Rights by Carlos Fuentes

Miniature book, On Human Rights by Carlos Fuentes

 

Many of the miniatures in DeGolyer Library are from Stanley Marcus’ personal library, and were published by his Somesuch Press from the 1970s-1999. Bibliophiles appreciate the craftsmanship of these tiny volumes.

One miniature has a penny on the front cover, and the second miniature’s cover is a dollar bill

 

Miniature from the Quoin Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symbol of America : an American Indian liberty was signed by the printer, Susan Acker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the miniature book collection, please contact degolyer@smu.edu for assistance in DeGolyer Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

Fuentes, Carlos, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. On Human Rights : a Speech. Somesuch Press, 1984. From the collection of Stanley Marcus, former owner. Gift of Linda Marcus, 2003. Miniature Z232.S6887 F84 1984

Goforth, Joy. Symbol of America : an American Indian Liberty. Somesuch Press, 1986. From the collection of Stanley Marcus, former owner. Gift of Linda Marcus, 2003. Miniature Z232.S6887 G64 1986

Schuster, Steve. What It’s Worth, and That’s Not Much. Quoin Press, 1978. Miniature HG357 .S35

Weber, Francis J. Up 65 Years to Larchmont. Bela Blau, 1970. Miniature Z473.D3 W42

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