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Re: Miniature Books

The classic definition of a miniature book is 3" or smaller. This
definition is to be taken seriously but not too seriously. An
antiquarian book dealer once wrote to Walter Hamady, deploring
the fact that his little book HISTORY OF PERRY TOWNSHIP, was all
of 3 and 1/8 inches tall and thus, alas, not a miniature book.
Hamady wrote back suggesting that the dealer simply crop off the
bottom 1/8 of the book, encapsulating the trimmings and
incorporating them into the binding.

Terry Belanger  :  University Professor  :   University of Virginia
Book Arts Press : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA  22903
Tel: 804/924-8851  FAX: 804/924-8824  e-mail: belanger@virginia.edu

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