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    FOR SALE: The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam EBEN FRANCIS THOMPSON This set is one
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 19, 2012
      FOR SALE:

      The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam EBEN FRANCIS THOMPSON

      This set is one of 250 copies. It contains what was
      known at the time to be the smallest book in the world, this tiny book
      is part of a set and measures 3/16 by 7/32 or 4x6mm. Also included is a
      miniature edition of the book, 1 3/4 by 1 1/2 or 44x37mm, which
      provides, in addition to the text, an explanatory preface about the
      micro-mini volume. There is a full-size edition of the text with the
      preface, 5 3/4 x 5, a full-size volume titled, "A Thimbleful of Books"
      by Thompson, a proof sheet in printed wrappers with the original
      glassine enclosure (a bit jagged), and a folding magnifying glass. The
      micro-miniature book is housed in a small gold box with a
      "see-through lid" (Photos available upon request).

      Two other pamphlets related to The Rose Garden are
      included in the boxed set: "Kind Words about the Smallest Printed Book
      in the World", which contains letters of praise from such experts as
      Wilbur Macy Stone, and "The Real Omar Khayyam," which has a portrait of
      Thompson and a review of his translation. This copy also includes a
      postcard showing the Worchester Municipal Auditorium and a thimble full
      of books where this "smallest book in the world" was on exhibit,
      a small, 5 3/4 x 4 1/4, "pamphlet" with gilt illustrated cover
      and purple interior text of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam tied at the
      spine with purple yarn, plus a note from the original owner stating how
      she came into possession of this copy.

      All three books are bound in red morocco, with the
      original glassine. A good and complete set, with a few additional
      items. In the original box of half-morocco and marbled boards, which
      shows slight wear to ends of spine and corners. Worcester, MA 1932
      (Please send e-mail to see photos) Asking $895. or Best Reasonable

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