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b1is007a ~ Hitty,
Her First Hundred Years Book
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version that is more suited for the authentic-sized Hitty doll.
~ Books for the Christmas Holidays
- The Night
- The Tall Book
Dickens’ The Christmas Carol
20mmwx25mmhx6mmd (largest book)
terrific vintage Christmas classic trio of books
includes laminated covers
for each. All three books have been
re-typeset to enable reading with a magnifier.
The Night Before Christmas has 14 panels, The Tall
Book has 14 panels. The Christmas Carol has the
original illustrations from the 1st edition and the
text as been abridged by Ann Lenore Vanture to fit
this small volume.
b1is019 ~ My Little
Book Cover Art
in Dutch, English, French,
Compiled by Ann Lenore Vanture
Vintage-look scrapbook with silk tie and cover
art for Dutch, English, French, German or
Spanish languages. Book contains 18 “worn” pages,
pretty end boards and 46 gloss mini-clippings. The
mini-clippings to paste into the album are of:
antique dolls, vintage dolls, stars and their dolls,
girls and their dolls, and vintage paper
dolls. Book cover is laminated for
safe-keeping and 100% silk ribbon is included.
b1is009a ~ Mother Goose Rhymes,
Arranged and Edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover
Illustrated by Frederick Richardson (abridged
Description: Volume has a
laminated box sleeve, dust cover, end boards, title
page and 27 luscious illustrated pages. The text and
illustrations of this little jewel have been
faithfully recreated, and the text has been newly
typeset at a tiny size in Bernhard and Baker Signet
Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright, 1916
23mmwx6mmdx29mmh (box ),
Number of Pieces: cover, illustrated front
and back end boards, 26 illustrated
dust jacket, and laminated box sleeve
This is a
miniature of the original Blanche Fisher Wright's
The Real Mother Goose. Selected rhymes and
illustrations make up this lovely book of the work
both my daughter and I were raised on. As with all Paper
Minis books, the rhymes have all been meticulously
re-typeset at a tiny point size.
b1is002 ~ My First Picture Book
and Alpha Stack Boxes
Written & Illustrated by Joseph Martin Kronheim
Size: 22mmx29mmx7mm (book), 14mmx14mmx14mm
(largest stack box)
Number of Pieces: Laminated book cover, 18 2-sided
pages with book end boards, dust jacket, laminated
box sleeve for book plus 5
nesting alphabet boxes.
Description: Reproduction book consists of all
the original illustrations and full text typeset in
a unique format specifically for miniaturization.
The nesting boxes’ are a unique Paper
Minis creation showcasing Kronheim’s alphabet
drawings. Stories are all "Mother Goose" type
stories such as: The Little Old Woman who Lived in a
Shoe, The Babes in the Woods, Little Bo Peep, and
more. The illustrations have been restored to their
original beauty and vibrancy.
bc1is001 ~ Children's
Object Book (circa 1880)
20.5mm x 27.5mm (cover)
Pieces: 9 two-sided fold-out pages (18
printed pages), end boards, book cover,
dust cover and laminated box sleeve
Description: The actual
was published in England circa 1880. This is one of
the more beautifully illustrated children's books I
have ever seen and is one of my all time favorites.
The artwork has been digitally enhanced to reflect the original
1880’s beautiful color, and the pages actually
fold-out to double the size of the book. Pages are
designed for clarity of detail and color on both
sides. Artistic license was taken to recreate a dust
jacket, and the end boards are enhanced versions.
bc1is002 ~ Blue-Beard
Pantomime Toy Book
McLoughlin Bro's., N.Y. (circa 1890)
Original engineering by Ann Lenore Vanture
Size: 40mm x 27mm
Pieces: Laminated cover, end
boards, dust jacket, 3 pull-out tab pages, 12 pages total
including typeset ballad of The Story of Blue Beard
Description: This is a reproduction mini-book
version of a very popular McLoughlin Brother's book
about the colorful Pirate named
Blue-Beard. The text of the story has been
completely typeset in a Garamond typeface at a very
tiny but readable point size. Different fine art papers
have been used to create this moving-parts book and
get the most out of the design at such a small size.
Some liberty was taken with the McLoughlin's design
in order to accomplish the task of shrinking it to
1:12 scale. Please note
the pull-out tabs change the content of a
page's window in the book.
bc1is003 ~ The Circus Procession
McLoughlin Bro's., N.Y. (circa 1890)
Original Engineering by Ann Lenore Vanture
40mmw x 27mmh (cover), 12-panel procession unfolds to 49 cm (19.5”)
Description: A miniature version of the
human-scale McLoughlin Brothers’ Publishing fold-out
book of an entire circus procession. Book includes a
laminated cover with tie ribbon, end boards, title
page and a 12-panel fold-out procession. All panels have
been meticulously cleaned and enhanced to restore
original color and detail. The text of the
story-poem has been completely typeset in a Geo Slab
typeface to match the original book's typesetting.
International Circus Pop-Up
Published by J. F. Schreiber, Esslingen, Germany
Original Engineering by Ann Lenore Vanture
22mmw x 31mmh x 8mmd (box cover)
Pieces: Laminated box sleeve, 10
illustrated panels, 5 pop-up features and spares.
This may very well be the world's smallest pop-up
book. After much research, the smallest pop-up book
currently available is Mr. Frumble, by Richard
Scarry and is recorded at 3" square--and this
International Circus is about 1"x.75"!! Many adjustments were
made to make this a working volume and is still fairly
easy to make. The box sleeve is a novelty that
did not come with the original book, but is a
collage of vintage circus posters.
Redesign March 2019
bc1is301a ~ The
Foldout Book of a Victorian
designed and compiled by Ann Vanture
23mmw x 32mmh x 4.5mmd (cover), 23mmw x
25mmh (text page)
Number of Pieces: Laminated cover, 4 foldout
rooms with flooring, 100% silk tie ribbon.
This book is an homage to all the dollhouses of the
Victorian era. The images are a collage
of a variety of photos taken of old dollhouse rooms,
then manipulated to work as walls and floors.
The book's cover (front and back) is an edited photo
of an antique dollhouse. When tied back at a 360
degrees you will have a living room, bedroom,
bathroom, kitchen--with a built-in meat locker above
Ballad of the Lost
by Margaret Sidney
Published/Created: Boston, D. Lothrop c1882
Size: 35mm x 25mm
Number of Pieces: Laminated cover, 2 end
boards, 24 full-color pages, 1 dust jacket and
laminated box sleeve
Description: This is a reproduction mini book
version of a darling antique children's book,
replete with all the original illustrations. Much
time was spent bringing life back to the aged and
damaged pages. Gone are the faded colors, stains,
rips, nicks, and overall discoloring so you can
enjoy this treasure of a book as it was when first
published. I wanted to stay true to the original
full-sized antique edition--right down to the deep
brown colored text executed in a retro-style
Garamond font. It was truly a challenge to re-typeset, for the original
typesetter was incredibly creative with the text layout.
Probably my second favorite mini book.
The Railroad Story Book
McLoughlin Bros. Publishing,
27mm x 20mm (cover)
Number of Pieces: 1 laminated cover, 2 end
boards, 1 dust jacket, 16 full-color pages.
This miniature rendition has
been newly typeset using an appropriate font face
titled Goudy Old Style, and the text layout is
almost identical to the original full-sized book.
The illustrations have been scrubbed and color enhanced to it’s original beauty. The text
and illustrations have been laid out on a faux aged
patina to give it the rich and warm look of an
antique. The back cover and title page were rendered
using illustrations from an older McLoughlin
Brothers' book titled The Railroad ABC Picture Book
(circa 1898), so some artistic license was taken to
enhance the original volume.
bc1is304 ~ Tales from the Arabian Nights
Illustrated by Benvenuti
Illustrations from the 1958 Italian printing
30.063mmh x 7.5mmd
Description: This book
has been taken from my very own childhood collection, and therefore one of my
favorite miniatures to-date. The illustrations are quite outstanding, and so
memorable that my sister described many of them from memory recently! This is a
large format children's book and it has been scaled perfectly. Therefore, the
size is slightly larger than the average mini-book. The original volume has
three stories and this edition has the two best. The book cover is lined, end
boards are included as is a dust jacket and laminated storage box sleeve (not