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      1:12 Scale Pre-Printed, Easy-to-Make Kits
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The above graphic is a collage of sample pages from this wonderful mini-book collection.
P.S. ~ This is a great gift for for someone who is housebound.

The Classic I Book-of-the-Month Club subscription consists of 24 easy-to-make, DIY 1:12 dollhouse scale pre-printed kits. The pages are as beautiful as the sample here because of the expensive high-tech paper and print technology used to make these kits. The books are all vintage in nature and span fine art, naturalist art and children's illustrated story books. Each volume is sturdily bound and possesses a dust jacket and laminated box sleeve to help keep it tidy in your mini bookcase. Text has been typeset in a classic serif font and is readable!

None of the pre-printed Paper Minis products need to be sealed or sprayed. For your information the printed surfaces have been tested under running water and allowed to air dry. The print surface is colorfast and does not run. This is important to know if you want to "antique" your Paper Mini. However, be careful to not unnecessarily saturate, which will cause a slight ripple in the paper surface.
Sizes of miniatures are given in millimeters for
accuracy. For your information 1"=25.4 mm
 


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 month 1

 

bc201 ~ A Compilation of Fruit & Floral Botanicals, (1:12)
Illustrations From the 16th to the 19th Century
Compiled by Ann Vanture
Size:  23mmwx6mmdx30mmh
 
Book 1 Description: This is a compilation of antique works from the 16th to the 19th centuries by world renowned botanical artists; artists from Pancrace Bessa to Jean Louis Prevost. These are beautiful prints in rich luscious color and each has the artist's name and approximate date of creation or professional life era. The book has a to-scale leatherette cover, end-boards, laminated box sleeve, cover artwork panel, dust jacket and 36 illustrated pages.  This book has completely finished edges inside and out. The typeset descriptors were typed in tiny (but readable) fonts of Edwardian Script and Garamond.
 
 


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 month 2
 

bc202 ~ A Compilation of Ornithological, Lithographs        (1:12)
  and Engravings from the 18th & 19th Centuries
Compiled by Ann Vanture
Size:
 23mmwx6mmdx30mmh
 
Book 2 Description: This is a compilation of antique works from the 18th to the 19th centuries by world renowned artists; artists such as John James Audubon, John Gould, L. Bevalet and Jacques Barraband. These are beautiful prints in rich luscious color and each has the artist's name and approximate date of creation or professional life era.  The book has a to-scale leatherette cover, end-boards, laminated box sleeve, cover artwork panel, dust jacket and 36 illustrated pages.  As with all Paper Minis books, this book  has completely finished edges inside and out. The typeset descriptors were typed in tiny (but readable) fonts of Edwardian Script and Garamond.
 

 


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month 3

bc203 ~ Schubert’s Animal Kingdom              (1:12)
Illustrated During the late 19th Century
Compiled by Ann Vanture
Size:
 23mmwx8mmdx30mmh (pages unfold to 35mmw)

Book 3 Description: This is a compilation of antique works from the late 19th century by German artist/naturalist Schubert. Though this is not his complete works, it is a beautiful and interesting representation of the animal kingdom, from insects and jelly fish to primates. Book has a leatherette cover, laminated box sleeve, dust jacket and 20 illustrated double-sized fold-out pages.  This book  has completely finished edges inside and out.  The typeset descriptors were typed in tiny (but readable) fonts of Cloister and Garamond.

 


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month 4
 

b1is009a ~ Mother Goose Rhymes, 1915 edition     (1:12)
Arranged and Edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover
Illustrated by Frederick Richardson (abridged version)

Size:
20mmwx30mmhx7mmd (book alone)

Book 4 Description:  Volume has a reinforced cover, laminated box sleeve, dust cover, end boards, title page and 27 luscious illustrated pages. The text and illustrations of this little jewel have been faithfully recreated, and the text has been newly typeset at a tiny size in Bernhard and Baker Signet fonts.

 


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month 5
 

bc001 ~ Children's Object Book (circa 1880)         (1:12)
Size:
36mm x 25mm (fold-out page), 19mm x 25mm (title page),
20.5mm x 27.5mm (cover)
Pieces: 9 two-sided fold-out pages (18 printed pages), end boards, book cover, dust cover and laminated box sleeve

Book 5 Description: The actual life-scale book was published in England circa 1880. This is one of the more beautifully illustrated children's books I have ever seen and is one of my all time favorites. The artwork has been edited to reflect the original 1880’s beautiful color, and the pages actually fold-out to double the size of the book. Pages are designed for clarity of detail and color on both sides. Artistic license was taken to recreate a dust jacket, and the end boards are enhanced versions. 

 


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month 6
 

bc003 ~ The Circus Procession Fold-out Book       (1:12)
McLoughlin Bro's., N.Y. (circa 1890)
Original Engineering by Ann Lenore Vanture

Size: 40mmw x 27mmh (cover), 38mmw x 25mmh (1 panel), 12-panel procession unfolds to 49 cm (19.5”)

Book 6 Description: A miniature version of the human-scale McLoughlin Brothers’ Publishing fold-out book of an entire circus procession. Book includes a laminated cover with tie ribbon, end boards, title page and a 12-panel fold-out procession. All panels have been meticulously cleaned and enhanced to restore original color and detail. The text of the story-poem has been completely typeset in a Geo Slab typeface to match the original book's typesetting.

 


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month 7

b1is013 ~ Ladies' Hat Sampler Book    (1:12)                                    
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ompiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Sizes: 20mmwx28mmhx6mmd
 
Book 7 Description: Laminated magazine style cover and un-laminated cover just in case you would like to "antique" the cover, 34 double-sided pages. Kit includes only 1:12 scale version.

 


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month 8

bc211 ~  The Delineator Magazine for Women   (1:12)
Selections from November 1901 Issue (& various other issues)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Sizes: 20mmwx28mmhx6mmd
 
Book 9 Description Laminated magazine style cover and un-laminated cover just in case you would like to "antique" the cover, 34 double-sided pages.  Kit includes only 1:12 scale version.   The Delineator Magazine was a standard unparalleled even today as a multi-faceted woman's magazine. This particular rendition is a selection of the wonderful antique advertisements and fashion plates. Some of the color plates were added from another Delineator for interest sake. There is also a selection of articles on subjects such as sewing, embroidery and china patterns.
 


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 month 9
 

b1is022 ~ 300 Years of Fashion (1700-2000)      (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Sizes: 20mmwx28mmhx6mmd
 
Book 8 Description: Laminated magazine style cover and un-laminated cover just in case you would like to "antique" the cover, 34 double-sided pages. Kit includes only 1:12 scale version.  The book is a compilation of ladies’ fashion from each decade between the years 1700 and 2000...from full-length hooped skirts and corsets to barely-there miniskirts. We’ve come a long way baby!

Please Note: Kit version includes storage box for the three current books. 
A kit version storage box will be included in with the pre-assembled version for you to make. 

 


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month 10

bc204 ~ Les Très Riches Heures du Jean,    (1:12)
Duc de Berry (Abridged)
Paintings by the Limbourg Brothers (1413)
Compiled and Written by Ann Lenore Vanture

Size:  23mmwx6mmdx30mmh
 
Book 10 Description: The Duc's Book of Hours is an abridged version of the brothers Limbourg’s full-scale manuscript of miniature illuminations. The mini book has a leatherette cover, patterned end-boards, laminated box sleeve and dust jacket. The 15 full-page paintings selected for the Paper Minis edition are unrivaled masterpieces of that period of art. Twelve of the paintings represent the activities and landscapes inherent to each of the twelve months of the year in France at that era. Fall in love with the gem like colors and compositions of peasants at work, royalty at play and the castles they lived in...literally the paint used on the original works was made of crushed gem stones!
To add interest to this book, I have written a couple pages of background information on the artists and the Duc, and a page of facts and description for each painting. Font faces Calligraph and Cloister Black were selected for their ability to mirror the historical style of the period. 


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month 11
 

bc205 ~ The Unicorn Tapestries: The Lady and The    (1:12)
Unicorn and The Hunt for The Unicorn
Compiled and Written by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size:  23mmwx8mmdx30mmh (pages unfold to 35mmw)

Book 11 Description:  This volume is a collection of The Lady and The Unicorn tapestry series (housed in Paris) and a collection of The Hunt for The Unicorn tapestry series (housed in New York City). Both sets are incredibly beautiful even today and possess a aura that captures the heart and soul of all who see them. The weaving of the tapestries was accomplished by artisans in Flanders in the 15th and 16th centuries – a true miracle that we have them to enjoy today. Along with the photographs of the tapestries in this miniature volume is a description and analysis of both sets. The mini book has a leatherette cover, illustrated end-boards, laminated box sleeve, title page and 8 double-sided double-wide fold-out pages. 


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month 12

bc306 ~ The Illuminations of The Tory Book of Hours    (1:12)
Size: 21.765mmw x 30.546mmh x 7.604mmd (book cover)
Artwork attributed to Geofroy Tory
Compiled and extensive photo-editing by Ann Lenore Vanture

Book 12 Description: Miniature reproduction of the medieval French illuminated Roman Catholic Book of Hours, ca. 1524. Artwork attributed to Geofroy Tory (ca. 1480-ca. 1533), who was best known for his calligraphy and font development and later became an accomplished designer/illustrator. It is believed that this book of hours was written and decorated in Touraine, a former province of France. The original volume has 113 pages and all the full-page panels have been selected for this miniature edition. Total page count for the miniature abridged version is 34 pages. Dark red leatherette cover with panel artwork, decorative end boards and dust jacket are included. You must view the close-up link to appreciate the amazing detail in miniature. Not shown is the laminated box sleeve.
 


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month 13

 

bc007~ The Grimm's Fairy Tales    (1:12)
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llustrated by Ada Dennis and E. Stuart Hardy et al.,
Published by E.P. Dutton & Co. circa 1902

Size: 23mmw x 29mmh x 7mmd (box sleeve), 22mmw x 29mmh (book)

Book 13 Description: Laminated cover, laminated box sleeve, dust jacket, illustrated end boards, 26 illustrated pages, plus portrait of the Brothers Grimm. This is a compilation of all the illustrations in the human-scale version illustrated by Ada Dennis, E. Stuart Hardy et al. Some artistic license taken, i.e., book’s cover. Captions are typeset in a Harrington font with accents in Garamond. This is a perfect companion piece to the Paper Minis Fairy Tales of All Nations and Mother Goose Rhymes.
 


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month 14

bc008 ~ Fairy Tales of All Nations, 1910       (1:12)
Translated and Edited by Logan Marshall
The John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia

Size: 23mmw x 29mmh x 7mmd (box cover),
22mmw x 29mmh (book cover)

Book 14 Description: Laminated cover, laminated box sleeve, dust jacket, illustrated end boards, 28 page (27 illustrated pages). The volume is a compilation of all the full-page color illustrations of the human-scale 1910 book, which is a collection of international fairy tales from more than a dozen countries. The captions have been typeset in a tiny but readable Garamond font. As you can see by the sample pages that this is an outstanding illustrated children's book, and is a perfect companion piece to the Paper Minis Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Mother Goose Rhymes.
 


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month 15
 

bc301a ~ The Paper Minis' Foldout
 Book of a Victorian 
Dollhouse
designed and compiled by Ann Vanture
Size: 23mmw x 32mmh x 4.5mmd (cover), 23mmw x 25mmh (text page)
Number of Pieces: Laminated cover, 4 foldout rooms with flooring, 100% silk tie ribbon.

Book 15 Description: This book is an homage to all the dollhouses of the Victorian era. The images are a collage and editing of a variety of photos taken of old dollhouse rooms. The house cover (front and back) is an edited photo of an antique dollhouse. When tied back at a 360 degrees you will have a living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen--with a built-in meat locker.  


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month 16
  

bc207 ~ A Collection of Mother & Child Portraits     (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size:
 21mmwx29mmhx7mmd

Book 16 Description:  Beautiful paintings and photographs of mother and child from different art ages, different styles and color and black and white. The artwork was very carefully selected to encompass famous artists and photographers and many ethnic groups. This mini book has a cloth cover, cover artwork panel,  dust jacket, end boards and 30 lovely works of art.  Not shown is the laminated box sleeve.

 


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month 17
 

bc208 ~ A Collection of Still Life Paintings       (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size:  21mmwx29mmhx7mmd

Book 17 Description:  From Clara Peeters, to Marc Chagall, to Frieda Kahlo this is a beautiful collection of the best and brightest of still life paintings through the ages. This collection spans continents, schools, eras, both genders and major subject matters. All of the exhibits are presented chronologically and show well in miniature. Book has a cloth cover with artwork panel, dust jacket, end boards and 30 pages of  wonderful works of art. Not shown is the laminated box sleeve.
 


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month 18

 

bc206 ~ Archangels, Angels and   (1:12)
Cherubs through the Ages
Compiled and Written by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size:
 27mmwx31mmhx8mmd

Book 18 Description:  Beautiful paintings of archangels, angels and cherubs through the ages created by the masters of these eras. From Islamic to Coptic to the Christian masters of old Europe and Victorian United States. Book has a leatherette cover, cover art panel, end-boards, dust jacket, laminated box sleeve and 30 pages of illustrations and paintings.
 


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month 19

 

bc1is401 ~ Raggedy Ann Stories, Written and Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
Abridged version written by Ann Lenore Vanture
Raggedy Ann and Andy set, book 1

Cover Size: .819”w x 1”h x .287”d / 20.813mmw x 25.41mmh x 7.548mmd

Book 19 Description: Everybody loves Raggedy Ann and this version of Raggedy Ann Stories has been paraphrased by Ann Vanture to fit nicely in a mini book and typeset in a beautiful –a nd readable – Garamond font. The volume contains 32 pages, 2 double-wide illustrated end-boards, lined cover and dust jacket. The original floral motif cover has been recreated on this edition and dust jacket. There are five stories replete with the original cute illustrations and it's going to look adorable with the next two in the boxed set.
 


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month 20

bc1is402 ~ Raggedy Andy Stories, Written and Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
Abridged version written by Ann Lenore Vanture
Raggedy Ann and Andy set, book 2

Cover Size:  819”w x 1”h x .287”d / 20.813mmw x 25.41mmh x 7.548mmd

Book 20 Description: Raggedy Andy comes home to Marcella's nursery and Raggedy Ann. The book has  been condensed to fit by Ann Vanture and re-typeset to match the 3-volume set in a Garamond font. The volume contains 32 pages, 2 double-wide illustrated end-boards, lined cover and dust jacket. The original floral motif cover has been recreated on this edition and dust jacket. There are five stories with all their original illustrations.
 


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bc1is403 ~ Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, Written and Illustrated
by Johnny Gruelle
Abridged version written by Ann Lenore Vanture
Raggedy Ann and Andy set, book 3 and set's box

Cover Size:  819”w x 1”h x .287”d / 20.813mmw x 25.41mmh x 7.548mmd
 
Book 21 Description: Raggedy Ann, Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees have a wild adventure to a land of pirates and walking ship, a witch who turns into a princess and reunite a boy and girl with their King and Queen parents. The book text has  been condensed  by Ann Vanture to fit the miniature size  and match the 3-volume set. A Garamond font has been used. The volume contains 32 pages, 2 double-wide illustrated end-boards, lined cover and dust jacket. The original floral motif cover has been recreated on this edition and dust jacket. A laminated storage box is included for the current three books.


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month 22

 

bc012~ The Real Mother Goose     (1:12 )
Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright, 1916
Size:
 23mmwx6mmdx29mmh (box ), 21mmwx8mmdx28mmh
Number of Pieces: cover, illustrated front and back end boards,  26 illustrated pages, dust jacket, and laminated box sleeve

Book 22 Description: This is a miniature of the original Blanche Fisher Wright's The Real Mother Goose. Selected rhymes and illustrations make up this lovely book of the work most of us were raised on.  The rhymes have all been meticulously re-typeset at a tiny point size.
 


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month 23

bc304 ~ Tales from the Arabian Nights    (1:12)
Retold by Shirley Goulden
Illustrated by Benvenuti

Illustrations from the 1958 Italian printing
Size: 21.689mmw x 30.063mmh x 7.5mmd (book cover)

Book 23 Description:
This book has been taken from my very own childhood collection, and therefore one of my favorite miniatures to-date. The illustrations are quite outstanding, so outstanding that my sister can describe many of them from memory today! This is a large format children's book and it has been scaled perfectly. Therefore, the size is slightly larger than the average mini-book. Some license was taken to adjust this book down to miniature size, but the stories are complete and all illustrations are included. The original volume has three stories and this edition has the two best. The book cover is lined, end boards are included as is a dust jacket and laminated storage box sleeve (not shown).
 


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month 24

 

bc305 ~ The Buckle My Shoe Picture Book     (1:12)
Compiled and Illustrated by Walter Crane
Size:
21mmw x 27.856mmh x 6.2mmd (book cover)

Book 24 Description: A delightful selection of three beautiful Walter Crane stories, two of which have been re-typeset especially for this miniature version. The second story has not been re-typeset because the original hand-calligraphy is so beautifully executed. This is a book Crane illustrated in 1910, 5 years prior to his death and contains "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe," A Gaping-Wide-Mouth-Waddling-Frog" and "My Mother." The cloth cover displays a laminated version of the tableau print from "My Mother." Book includes a dust jacket,  storage box sleeve (not shown), original end boards and 28 pages, each with at least one illustration per page.
 


               
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NOTE: HANDCRAFTED DESKTOP BOOKCASE WAS
OFFERED PRIOR TO MAY 5, 2011
(no longer available)

DOLLHOUSE/BOOKCASE OFFERED
EFFECTIVE MAY 5, 2011-JUNE 29, 2012
(no longer available)

25TH BOOK KIT FREE OFFER ENDS JUNE 29, 2012
(no longer available)

DOLLHOUSE/BOOKCASE OFFERED
EFFECTIVE MAY 31, 2013 ~ December 31, 2013

 


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bc526 ~ Classic I Collection Dollhouse Bookcase
Size:
77mm wide x 40mm deep x 165mm tall (approximately 6.5" tall). Rooms are approximately 36mm high or 1.5" high. Fit for books found in the Classic I Collection of books

Description: This unusual and lovely desktop dollhouse bookcase kit has a wood core engineered for strength and covered with beautifully colored pre-printed and pre-sized paper covering. The bookcase is designed specifically for the Classic I Collection Book-of-the-Month Club, but can be used as a mini scale doll's house. Wood, pre-printed coverings, and patterns included. Because of the size of the photo tutorial, it is being offered on-line at the Paper Minis tutorial library. Go directly to the tutorial by clicking here. You can see firsthand at the tutorial the difficulty level of this kit.

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