Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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miniature book

A small to very small book, generally up to 3, or perhaps even 4 inches in height, in which the principal, if not only, interest lies in its small size. It is designed on a small scale (although some consider books reduced in size by photographic means to qualify as miniatures), printed with small type, bound and decorated on a small scale, and, if illustrated, provided with reproductions appropriate to the size of the book.

The idea of a miniature is artificial, although they are very popular. Many Bibles, devotional works, almanacs, classics, etc., have been issued in miniature form from an early date. (69 , 156 )




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