Title: Smallest English Dictionary in the World. ...
Publisher: David Bryce & sons
Publication Date: 1900
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
384 printed pages. India paper. Portrait frontispiece of Dr. Samuel Johnson. One of the Mite Series. All edges yellow. Some leaves slightly bowed at corners. 20 x 27 mm. Original red roan leather (very slightly rubbed and marked with minor bowing towards the corners). Gilt title on front. "Pears" in gilt on back, advertising well-known carbolic soap tradename. This is one of a number of minuscule books published by Bryce by the process of photographic reduction. They are all legible with a magnifying glass and the equivalent of 1 1/2-point. This is number 18 in Ruth Adomeit's List of 32 Basic Books for the Serious Collector. Although "thousands of these dictionaries were published, they are now becoming distinctly scarce and command steadily rising prices" [Bondy]. Bondy 106-7. Garbett 25-6. Spielmann 464-5. Welsh 2408. Seller Inventory # 5176