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   1" Dollhouse Scale (1:12) Paper Minis Pre-Printed, Easy-to-Make DIY Kits

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Each miniature Paper Minis™  is individually printed to achieve an unparalleled level of color and print quality on the finest papers.   The miniature detail is so defined the signature thimble is placed in each photo as proof of scale.  None of the pre-printed Paper Minis products needs 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.

Most designs are very easy to assemble. Nevertheless, you may visit the on-line library of tutorials and many photo tutorials.

Note: sizes of miniatures are given in millimeters for accuracy. For your information 1"=25.4 mm

  


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b1is001 ~ The 1880 Agricultural Almanac, 1:12 
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size: 23mmw x 29mmh x 7mmd (box sleeve),
22mmw x 29mmh (book)
Number of Pieces: 1 book dust covers, book cover and end boards, 28 pages front and back and box sleeve

Description: Twenty-seven wonderful pages of eclectic vintage farming and gardening information. From a German Company’s ad for lawn ornament gnomes to a pictorial chart of planting depth for spring bulbs. This is an original artistic interpretation of what might have been in a 1880 almanac, yet all the elements are true reproductions of period ephemera. This almanac is great fun to look through and will be a terrific addition to staging your Victorian gardener’s shed.
 


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b1is002 ~ My First Picture Book and Alpha Stack Boxes  (1:12)
Written & Illustrated by Joseph Martin Kronheim (1875)
Size: 22mmx29mmx7mm (book), 14mmx14mmx14mm (largest stack box)
Number of Pieces: Laminated book cover, 18 2-sided pages with book end boards, dust jacket, laminated box sleeve for book plus 5 nesting alphabet boxes.

Description: Reproduction book consists of all the original illustrations and full text typeset in a unique format specifically for miniaturization. Eighteen front and back pages (36 in all) including the title page. The nesting boxes’ are a unique Paper Minis creation showcasing Kronheim’s alphabet drawings. Stories are all "Mother Goose" type stories such as: The Little Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe, The Babes in the Woods, Little Bo Peep, and more. The illustrations have been restored to their original beauty and vibrancy. Make sure you view the close-up image to see the details in the sample illustrations and text.
 


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b1is004 ~ Antique Library of Books ~ Set 1  (1:12)
Size:
Books range from 16mmx20.5mmx3mm to 12mmx17mmx3mm
Number of Pieces: 26 book  covers, 26 pairs of end boards, 26 titles pages and 26 sets of blank pages ranging from 10-12 pages each.

Description: If you have ever wanted real books in your library shelving then this is the answer, and what a deal! Twenty-six real books at a price that is less than 35 cents each. All these books give your setting the look and feel of human scale authenticity. Stack them, put them on shelves or have several casually falling open. The designs are all from actual antique book covers, the book end papers are also made from actual book end-board marbleized patterns, and the book edges are finished – not raw-edged. The title pages are faux but attractive, and the pages have been given a old-book color.
 


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b1is004b ~ Antique Library of Books ~ Set 2     (1:12)
Size:
Books range from 16mmx20.5mmx3mm to 12mmx17mmx3mm
Number of Pieces: 26 book  covers, 26 pairs of end boards, 26 titles pages and 26 sets of blank pages ranging from 10-12 pages each.

Description: If you have ever wanted real books in your library shelving then this is the answer, and what a deal! Twenty-six real books at a price that is less than 35 cents each. All these books give your setting the look and feel of human scale authenticity. Stack them, put them on shelves or have several casually falling open. The designs are all from actual antique book covers, the book end papers are also made from actual book end-board marbleized patterns, and the book edges are finished – not raw-edged. The title pages are faux but attractive, and the pages have been given a old-book color.
 


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b1is006 ~ Our Travels Abroad Vintage Emblem Album     (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size:
27mmwx25mmhx5mmd

Description: Source artwork is a true vintage travel album. There are 24 pages of travel emblems, a faux cover using period artwork. All album edging are rounded and finished and there are end boards covering the inner cover. NEW! 25 bonus luggage emblems for staging or gluing to luggage and trunks.


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b1is007a ~ Hitty, Her First Hundred Years Book    (1:12)
Size:
19mmx26mmx4mm
Number of Pieces: Laminated book cover, end boards, dust cover and 20 pages of illustrations plus a laminated storage sleeve. Along with the book is a portrait to fit the faux stand-up frame.

Description: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years was written in 1929 by Rachel Field. This lovely little book was illustrated by Dorothy Lathop, and all the original darling illustrations are included in the Paper Minis miniature reproduction volume. In addition, all the original captions for the illustrations have been re-typeset in a classic serif font for this edition. All pages are presented in beautiful rich colors or in the original’s black and white ink drawings and are printed at a crisp resolution on the finest papers. Hitty was quite surprised to have her very own autobiography. Note: the construction of this mini book possesses finished edges on book cover, lined book cover and fold-over pages.

Click here to purchase a slightly larger version that is more suited for the authentic-sized Hitty doll.
 

 


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b1is007b8b ~ The Glad Book    (1:12)
by Millicent Sowerby, Natalie Joan & Githa Sowerby
Myths and Enchantment Tales      (1:12)
Stories and illustrations by Margaret Evans Prices

The Glad Book Size: 21mmwx29mmhx7mmd
Description:
Darling children’s book with digitized and enhanced artwork. Poems have all been re-typeset in a historical serif font. The book has a pretty bookbinder's cloth cover, matte dust jacket, the original art end boards and 20 pages of beautiful artwork and poems.

Myths and Enchantment Tales Size: 21mmwx29mmhx7mmd
Description:
Lovely period style illustrations softly colored depicting scenes of Greek mythology. Text descriptions have been typeset at a tiny appropriate italic serif font. Book has a matching bookbinder's cloth cover, matte dust jacket, end boards and 26 pages of wonderful works of art.

 


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b1is008 ~ The Witch’s Book of Potions & Incantations (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size:
21mmw x 27.856mmh x 6.2mmd (book cover)

Description: A fun compilation of old and new witch's potions and incantations decorated with Victorian artwork of saucy and wicked witches. The volume has 28 pages plus astrological motif end boards. Cover is a faux brown leather with art front piece, laminated box sleeve and dust jacket. Antique patina has been added for mood.
 

 


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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)

Description:  Volume has a laminated cover, laminated box sleeve, dust cover, end boards, title page, 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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b1is010 ~ My Childhood Stamp Collection     (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size:
22mmhx16mmwx5mmd

Description: Source artwork is a true vintage stamp collection–My very own childhood album! There are 24 pages of stamps, a faux cover using period artwork. All album edgings are rounded and finished and there are end boards covering the inner cover.

 


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b1is011 ~ Postal 1st Issue Album            (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size: 22mmhx19mmwx5mmd

Description: Source artwork comes from a true first issue album. Again, this album is from my own childhood collection. There are 9 true first issue stamps with cover envelopes and 8 pages (2 appear on one page). Stamps from Carousel Horses to Marilyn Monroe to Moon Landing. All album edgings are rounded and finished and there are end boards covering the inner cover.

 


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b1is012 ~ 21 Missions The Original 21 California Missions    (1:12)
Compiled, Designed and Written by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size:
26mmwx30mmhx6mmd
Pieces: 24-page book, arts and crafts motif end boards, dust jacket, cloth cover, laminated art panel for cover and laminated box sleeve

Description: This is a completely original work documenting the original 21 Spanish Catholic Missions that dot the coastline of California. It could be your first coffee table book in miniature. The book features intriguing antique photos of the missions, the founding of which solidified the foundation of each major California city. So much history is packed in this little book, and every Californian in your life should own a copy. Make sure you look at the large close-up view and be amazed at the detail. The cover and dust cover display an antique photo of the Mission of Capistrano.
 

 

Box set is b1is012 ~ 21 Missions, bc209 ~ 19th Century Maritime Paintings, bc302 ~ Castles of the World. Box is included with the bc302 kit.

 

 


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b1is013 ~ Ladies' Hat Sampler Book    (1:12)                                    
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ompiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Sizes: 20mmwx28mmhx6mmd
Number of Pieces: 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.

Description: Great collection of Women’s hats from the 1800’s and the 1900’s. Book is part of a great set that includes the following...


b1is013
 


b1is022

bc211

 
Box included with b1is022 book


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b1is014 ~ The Book of Shadows      (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Sizes: 26mmwx33mmhx6mmd
Number of Pieces: A semi-gloss and finished edges cover, 12 text pages of spells, 12 illustrated pages, 2 end boards. Cover has rhinestone accents

Description: Authentic Wiccan spells typeset at a tiny point size with antique font-faces on 12 pages, making this a wonderfully ‘aged’ and ‘ancient’ mystic book. Facing each page of spells is one of 12 corresponding beautiful reproduction of a Mediaeval illumination or 1800s-1900s mystical painting. The volume cover is semi-gloss look of leather embossed with a look of gold and gems (rhinestones included). All edges are finished and cover’s end boards are lined with an ‘aged’ Wiccan print.
 

 


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b1is016 ~ Books for the Christmas Holidays  (1:12)
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • The Tall Book of Christmas
  • Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol

Sizes: 20mmwx25mmhx6mmd (largest book)

Description:  This terrific vintage Christmas classic trio of books comes with a photo tutorial plus laminated covers for all three books. All three books have been re-typeset to enable reading with a magnifier. The Night Before Christmas has 14 panels (2 for “end boards”), The Tall Book has 14 panels and 4 original artwork “end boards”. The Christmas Carol has the original illustrations from the 1st edition and the text as been abridged by Ann Lenore Vanture to fit this small volume.
 


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b1is017 ~ A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden   (1:12)
Compiled and Illustrated by Walter Crane

Size: 21mmw x 27.856mmh x 6.2mmd (book cover)

Description: British Arts and Crafts designer Walter Crane’s illustrations intertwine nature and human figures, many of which morph into floral forms. The text is Crane's original hand calligraphy. The best illustrations are compiled in this volume and all the origial text is intact. Original artwork has been scrubbed in order to bring out the richness of the period's muted color scheme. This book was written and illustrated by Crane in 1899. The cloth cover displays a laminated version of the tableau print from the original cover. The dust jacket and the laminated storage box sleeve also displays the original book front and back cover art. The original end boards are used and there are 30 full-color illustrated pages.

See bc1is305 for another Walter Crane selection


 


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b1is018 ~ Family Photograph Album in Five Languages      (1:12)
Designed by Ann Vanture
Size:
27mmwx25mmhx7mmd

Description: Vintage-look family photograph album with silk tie and cover art for Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish languages. Book contains 10 matte frame pages with windows for the 15 glossy antique photos (some of the pages are double-windowed) and pretty end boards. Book cover and cover art are laminated for safe-keeping and 100% silk ribbon is included. There is a back-up cover and back-up matte frame pages, just in case you make a mistake. If you follow the instructions and do not make a mistake, you can make a second photograph album with the spare parts using your own photos!

 


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b1is019 ~ My Little Dolls’ Scrapbook     (1:12)  
Book Cover Art in Dutch, English, French,
German or Spanish
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture 
Size:
27mmwx25mmhx7mmd
Number of Pieces:  Laminated cover, 18 pages, 46 mini-clippings, 2 end boards, 100% silk ribbon and map for clipping placement.

Description: Vintage-look scrapbook with silk tie and cover art for Dutch, English, French, German or Spanish languages. Book contains 18 “worn” pages, pretty end boards and 46 gloss mini-clippings. The mini-clippings to paste into the album are of: antique dolls, vintage dolls, stars and their dolls, girls and their dolls,  and vintage paper dolls. Book cover is laminated for safe-keeping and 100% silk ribbon is included.

 


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b1is022 ~ 300 Years of Fashion (1700-2000)      (1:12)
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Sizes: 20mmwx28mmhx6mmd
Number of Pieces: 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.

Description: 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!


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Please note: The Pre-printed Kit comes with a box that fits the trio: b1is022, b1is013, bc211. Box comes with the b1is0022 book.
 


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b1is023 ~ Prayers by Robert Louis Stevenson     (1:12)
Written at Vailima by Robert Louis Stevenson
Calligraphy and Illustrations by Alberto Sangorski, 19
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Size:  23mmwx6mmdx30mmh (book cover)

Description:
Total page count for the miniature version is 24 pages. dark red leatherette cover with panel artwork, decorative end boards, dust jacket and laminated box sleeve are included.

This is a miniature reproduction of the prayers written while Stevenson lived in Vailima, German Samoa, where he lived out the final days of his life. Each prayer is richly illuminated by Sangorski, [brother of Francis Sangorski, who co-founded the famous British bookbinding firm Sangorski and Sutcliffe]. Every page is in full color, with faux gilding and the text is decorated with lovely Medieval-like illuminations and calligraphy.
Shown here is the R.L. Stevenson family at their last home in Vailima.


The Robert Louis Stevenson Family
in Vailima, German Samoa

 


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bc1is001 ~ 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

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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bc1is002 ~ Blue-Beard Pantomime Toy Book      (1:12)  
McLoughlin Bro's., N.Y. (circa 1890)
Original engineering by Ann Lenore Vanture

Size:
40mm x 27mm (cover), 36mm x 25mm (slide page), 38mm x 25mm (text page)
Pieces: Laminated cover, end boards, dust jacket, 3 pull-out tab pages, 12 pages total including typeset ballad of The Story of Blue Beard

Description: This is a reproduction mini book version of a very popular McLoughlin Brother's book about the colorful Pirate character named Blue-Beard. The text of the story has been completely typeset in a Garamond typeface at a very tiny but readable point size. Different fine art papers have been used to create this moving-parts book and get the most out of the design at such a small size. Some liberty was taken with the McLoughlin's design in order to accomplish the task of shrinking it to 1:12 scale. Take a good look at the close-up to see the pull-out tabs change the content of the page's window in the book.
 


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bc1is003 ~ 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”)

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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bc1is009 ~ The International Circus Pop-Up Book      (1:12)
by Lothar Meggendorfer (1887)
Published by J. F. Schreiber, Esslingen, Germany
Original Engineering by Ann Lenore Vanture

Size: 22mmw x 31mmh x 8mmd (box cover)
Pieces: Laminated box sleeve and spare, 10 illustrated panels and spare, 5 pop-up features and spares–if you follow the instructions, you will have enough parts to make and extra pop-up book!

Description: This may very well be the world's smallest pop-up book. After much research, the smallest pop-up book currently available is Mr. Frumble, by Richard Scarry and is recorded at 3" square--and this International Circus is about 1"x.75"!!  This colorful pop-up book Cginal human scale book. Many adjustments were made to make this a working volume and is still fairly easy to make. The box sleeve is a novelty that did not come with the original book, but is a compilation of vintage circus posters collected and collaged.


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bc1is011 ~ The Magic Changelings     (1:12)
by M. A. Glen     
Frederick A. Stokes Co., Publishers, New York, 1907

Size:
 11mmhx22mmwx28mml (box ), 22mmx29mmx6mm

Pieces: faux-hinged and lined box, 1 book having 14 single-sided pages, end boards, finished-edges cover and dust jacket. One extra set of pages included for making changelings.


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bc1is004 ~ Ballad of the Lost Hare          (1:12)
by Margaret Sidney
Published/Created: Boston, D. Lothrop (circa 1882)

Size:
35mm x 25mm (cover), 32mm x 22mm (page)
Number of Pieces: Laminated cover, 2 end boards, 24 full-color pages, 1 dust jacket and laminated box sleeve

Description: This is a reproduction mini book version of a darling 125 year old children's book, replete with all the original illustrations. Much time was spent bringing life back to the aged and damaged pages. Gone are the faded colors, stains, rips, nicks, and overall discoloring so you can enjoy this treasure of a book as it was when first published. I wanted to stay true to the original full-sized antique edition--right down to the deep brown colored text executed in a retro-style Garamond font. That meant it was truly a challenge to re-typeset, for the original typesetter was incredibly creative with the text layout, i.e., stair-stepped and design placement on the pages. See the tutorial by clicking here to see how easy book assembly has been designed to be.


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bc1is005 ~ Railroad Story Book     (1:12)
McLoughlin Bros. Publishing
circa 1907 (Extracts also taken from the 1898
McLoughin book titled Railroad ABC Picture Book)

Size:
27mm x 20mm (cover), 25mm x 19mm (text page)
Number of Pieces: 1 laminated cover, 2 end boards, 1 dust jacket, 16 full-color pages.

Description: True to all the McLoughlin Brothers’ children’s books, this one is beautifully illustrated. There is something about their books that has that “warm fuzzies” appeal, and this one is no exception. It would be wonderful to give the author and artist credit, but–as with most of the McLoughlin Brothers’ publications–the creative collaborators remain anonymous.

This miniature rendition has been newly typeset using an appropriate font face titled Goudy Old Style, and the text layout is almost identical to the original full-sized book. The illustrations have been scrubbed, enhanced and color re-saturated to it’s original beauty. The text and illustrations have been laid out on a faux aged patina to give it the rich and warm look of an antique. The back cover and title page were rendered using illustrations from an older McLoughlin Brothers' book titled The Railroad ABC Picture Book (circa 1898), so some artistic license was taken to enhance the original volume.
 


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bc1is007~ The Grimm's Fairy Tales    (1:12)
Illustrated 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)

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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bc1is008 ~ 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)

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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bc1is012~ 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 volume box sleeve

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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