Miniature Libraries

In 1800, the English publisher John Marshall issued the first of several series of miniature children's books in glazed paper bindings. Each series included as many as 16 separate titles of diminutive size encased in a small wooden box with a lid to which an engraved paper label was pasted and an ornamental pediment added to give the impression of a glass-fronted bookcase.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343814. The J. Paul Getty Trust.