A miniature book is defined as a book that is measured from .5 inches square to 2 to 3 inches square. It cannot be bigger than 3 inches in height, width and depth. Below are just a small sampling of miniature books owned by Archives & Special Collections.
Lime Rock Press of Salisbury, Connecticut was a family-run book publishing firm that is no longer publishing new titles. Below is one other their books that features quotes from around the world about wine and includes a corkscrew.
Archives & Special Collections has numerous miniature books created by Peter and Donna Thomas, fine press and artist book creators from Santa Cruz, California. Here are three examples of their work in the 1990s.
Climb the Mountains by John Muir, 1995.
The book is made of Sierra wood covers, handmade papers and linocuts.
A Brief History of the Ukulele, 1997.
A limited edition miniature book, this book is number 22 of 50 copies.
Four Views of Kealakekua Bay, 1998.
A miniature book on a scroll, with printed letterpress on Peter Thomas's handmade paper. The illustration, done on site in Hawaii, is a linoleum cut by Donna Thomas. This book is number 45 of 75 copies.