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Lot 0444
Author: Robinson, E.A.
Title: The Mite - former record holder for smallest book in the world
Place Published: Grimsby, England
Publisher:E.A. Robinson
Date Published: 1891

[vii], 10-28, [2] pp. Six illustrations. 22x17 mm, original maroon morocco, gilt. First Edition.

First edition of what was at the time the smallest book in the world to be printed from movable type. Surpassed in 1897 by "Galileo" from the Bros. Salmin in Padua. Welsh 5067; Spielmann 376; Bondy p. 99; Bromer & Edison p. 115

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Binding worn, one leaf detached at center; good only.

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