Although miniaturization of reading material has been an on-going process since the Babylonians were in business around 1500 BC, the present definition of a miniature book is any book that is 3 inches or less in width or length.
Miniature books appeared in Europe during the Middle Ages.
By the 19th century, books in general had become more affordable and miniature books really came into vogue.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, books from almost every genre were available as miniatures, including classic fiction, dictionaries, bibles, prayer books, and other non-fiction works, publishers also began producing miniature libraries for children.
The artist's book is primarily a late 20th-century form. Miniature artists' books are works of art realized in the form of a book.
Artists' books have employed a wide range of forms, including scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box as well as bound printed sheets.
Miniature Books | American Antiquarian Society
Miniature Books The earliest miniature books were produced primarily for personal convenience, to be carried in waistcoat pockets and ladies' reticules.
Miniature Book Society (MBS)
In the United States, a miniature book is usually considered to be one which is no more than three inches in height, width, or thickness.
The Miniature Book Library
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4000 Years of Miniature Books
IU Lilly Library Exhibition.
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Mystical Places Press -
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De Walden Press -
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Bo Press Miniature Books
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Antique Miniature Books
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Miniature books on Pinterest
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