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MBS The really FIRST printed minature book - 1468

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  • arnobernoarno
    The earliest known small format book was the Diurnale Moguntinum printed by Peter Schoeffer in Mainz, (1468). With a type area measuring 65 x 94 mm only two
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      The earliest known small format book was the Diurnale Moguntinum printed by Peter Schoeffer in Mainz, (1468). With a type area measuring 65 x 94 mm only two imperfect leaves of this volume survive in the archives of the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris.

      An even smaller book was the Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis printed by Mathias Moravus in Naples (1490), a chunky little sextodecimo comprising 106 vellum leaves the type area measured just 40 x 62 mm.

      http://www.typographichub.org/articles/entry/technically-tiny/

      here 1469:

      http://istc.bl.uk/search/search.html?operation=print&rsid=1256332
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