(Jill--please post this to the miniature books listserve. Thanks!)
I received a letter yesterday from Bristol England with some photos. Text
29 Springfield Road
Bristol BS20 6LH
2 March 2005
Dear Mr. Palkovic,
Having entered a set of miniature books (as enclosed photos) into a local
auction, I have since learnt that there is in existence a Miniature Book
Society and I am, therefore, writing to you should any of your Society
members be interested in this particular set.
The auction is scheduled to be held on 10 March next at The Clevedon Auction
Centre, Kenn Road, Clevedon, Bristol BS21 6TT (www.clevedon-salerooms.com).
There are ten 2-1/2 inch high hardback books, with spines of what I believe
to be ivory-coloured vellum laced with filigree decroation, circa 1900, all
contained in a custom-made wooden bookcase. Drawn from, memory, the set
contains the following titles:
My Morning Counsellor
My Evening Counsellor
The Compleat Angler (1)
The Compleat Angler (2)
Hymns A & M
plus two more, whose titles escape me.
I have to apologise for not using the Internet or Fax--my only excuse (I
know it shouldn't be) is one of age. At 74 life is bewildering enough
without 'passwords', 'mouses' etc. etc.
Gillian Taylor (Mrs.)
If you or any of your colleagues are interested in bidding on this set of
books, I suggest they contact Clevedon for a full description and bidding
instructions. Judging from the photos, the books seem to be in very good
condition and very clean and well-cared-for.
College-Conservatory of Music Library
417 Blegen Library, P.O. Box 210152
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0152
Voice: 513 556-1964
Fax: 513 556-3777
Mystical Places Press
Handcrafted artist books,
one of a kind and small editions,
miniature and not so miniature.
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