collecting - Binding Obsession

The miniature book, or a world of wonder in a tiny package

As defined by the Miniature Book Society—yes, it exists—a miniature book is one that does not exceed three inches in height, width, or thickness. (Outside of the United States, four inches is often considered the standard.) Popular in the past because of their portability and the ease of concealment, miniature books today often appear in the […]

Incunabula: The Nuremberg Chronicle

A news story in Sandy, Utah caught my eye the other day. Rare book dealer Ken Sanders was doing $2 appraisals at an antiques fundraiser, when someone walked in with a 1494 copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle. For the uninitiated, books printed in the 15th century are known in the rare-book trade as incunabula, Latin […]