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German Presses and Imprints

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Described on this page are copies of miniature books in the Smith Collection published by a press in a country other than the United States.

German Presses and Imprints

Calendars

Portemonnaie Kalender 1888. Dresden: Hartwig & Vogel. 2 1/2″ x 1 7/8″. Chocolade.

Portemonnaie Kalender Fur 1890. 58 pp. 2″ x 1 3/8″.
Almanac in German. Gilt-stamped mahogany leather with decorated endpages. All edges gilt.

Portemonnaie Kalendar 1908. Berlin: Wilhem Möller. 2 3/8″ x 1 5/8″.

Kalender Fur Das Jahr 1913. n.p. 2″ x 1 7/16″.
Bound in purple leather with a metal disc showing a bird in bas relief. Some writing in it.

Kalender Fur Das Schaltjahr 1916. n.p. 3″ x 1 3/16″.
Bound in red leather with a loop for slender pencil which is missing. 1916 gold stamped on cover. Some writing in it.

Geldtaschen-Kalender 1936. n.p. 2 1/16″ x 1 3/8″.
Paper bound with horse shoe and four leaf clover in gold and a lady bug and two mushrooms in red. Some writing in it.

1980 Ludwig Richter Kalender. 12 pp. 3 5/16″ x 2 9/16″.

Dictionaries

Lexicon Kleinstes Buch Der Welt: 175,000 Worte. Berlin: n.d. In a tin locket with magnifying lens. (Daniel Sanders?) Similar to locket and binding done by David Bryce of Scotland.

Dictionary, English. Leipzig: Schmidt and Gunther. n.d. 799 pp. 2″ x 1 ½”. (bound in brown leather with a snap)

Dictionary, English to German. Leipzig: C. G. Röder, n.d. 512pp. 2 1/8″ x 1 7/16″. Minatur-Wörterbuch.

Dictionary, German to English . Leipzig: C. G. Röder A-G, n.d. 512pp. 2 1/8″ x 1 7/16″. Minatur-Wörterbuch.

Dictionary, German to French. Leipzig: Schmidt, and Gunther, 1926. 631pp. 1 3/8″ x 2″. Red leather binding with snap closure on front.

Dictionary, German to Latin. Leipzig: M. Klötzel, n.d. 512pp. 2 1/8″ x 1 7/16″. Minatur-Wörterbuch.

Dictionary, German to Russian. Leipzig: 1978. 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″. Deutsch-Russisches Wörterbuch.

Dictionary, Spanish to German. Leipzig: C. G. Röder, n.d. 512pp. 2 1/8″ x 1 7/16″. Minatur-Wörterbuch.

Dictionary, Yiddish-English. Leipzig: Schmidt & Gunther, nd. 639 pp. 2″ x 1 3/8″. Bound in tan leather with snap closing. All edges red.

Orientalisches Taschen-Wörterbuch. Berlin: Luben and Company, n.d. 2 13/16″ x 2″.

Neues Wörterbuch. Berlin: Lüben and Company, n.d. 2 13/16″ x 2″.

Books

Aesops Fabeln. Rolf Riott, 1979. 124 pp., 2 1/4″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: German text after an old book. This is the first volume with a choice
of Aesop’s fables. Reporoduced from the old, big book with 8 ill. after
copperplates. Rosmaesler. Edited by Hans Gerd Goldschmidt, Heiligenhaus, BRDJ.
Printed by Rolf Riott. Binding by Horst Schmitz. Number 105 of 500, limited.
Type is 6pt. Palatino cursive. Bound in brown leather with gold stamped title
on cover and spine, with dust jacket and slip case.

Albert Schweitzer, Die Lehre Der Ehrfurcht Vor Dem Leben. Berlin: Union Verlag, 1982. 316 pp., 58mm x 59mm. Illustrated with 150 photographs. Printed slipcase. White full leather, gilt and black foil stamped. Includes, ALBERT SCWEITZER, Das Problem der Ethik in der Hoherentwicklung des menschlichen Lebens. Photographs of the life and work of A. Schweitzer.

Bäume für Gärten Strassen und Parks. Aachen: Klette-Verlag, 1982.

Berlin Bummel-Buch. Berlin, Germany, Nicolaische Verlagbuvhandlung, 1983. 2 1/4″ x 2 3/8″.

Berlin Kultur Buch. Berlin, Germany, Nicolaische Verlagbuvhandlung, 1981. 2 1/4″ x 2 3/8″.

Busch, Wilhelm. Hans Huckebein und Andere Bildgeschichten. Freiburg Im Breisgau: Hyperion-Verlag, n.d.

Chautropfen. New York: Ameritanischen. Trattat-Gesettschaft, [c.1860’s]. 2″ x 1-1/4″.  Gilt-stamped cloth.

Deutsche Demokratische Republik. Leipzig: Offizin Andersen Nexo, 1979.

Die Diogenes mini Bibliothek der Welt Literature, XXV mini detebes aus 25 Jahren Diogenes Verlag. Contains: 1. Hamlet; 2. Der Mesnchenfiend; 3.Uber Schrigtstellerei; 4.Das ungekannte Meisterwerke; 5.Der Untergang des Hause Usher; 6.Die Nase; 7. Ein schlichtes Herz; 8. Die Dame mit dem Hundschen; 9. Portrait eines Gentelmans; 10. Ich klopfe an; 11.Zwei blaue Vogel; 12.Die simple Kunst des Mordes; 13. Utopie und Individuum; 14. Eine Rose fur Emily; 15.Der Scriftsteller; 16. Meine Odipus-Komplex; 17. Der Roman vom Menschen; 18. Der Kuhhandel; 19. Weltreise auf deitsche Art; 20. Madame Zilensky; 21 . 8 ½;  22. Der Schneckenforscher; 23. Mimic; 24. Mini Cartoon Classics; 25. Das kleine deutsche Tintenfass.

Die Kleine Freude. Munich: Ars edition. Includes Fur Herz, 1980; Fur Dich, 1977; Fur Jeden Tag, 1977.

Fromm, Lilo. Kleines Sing-Und Bilderbuch. Munich: Verlag Heinrich Ellerman, 1978. n.p. 3 3/8″ x 2 5/8″. Includes words and pictures. Paperback.

Goethe. W.V. Torquato Tasse, Ein Schauspiel. Leipzig: Schmidt & Gunther.
480 pp. 2 1/16″ x 1 1/2″.
German text. Bound in red leather with gilded edges and title gold stamped on
the cover and spine. Printed by Oscar Barndstetter.

Goethe, W. von Faust, Eine Tragodie. Leipzig: Schmidt and Gunther, 1907. 636
pp. 2 ” x 1 3/8″.
Bound in brown leather with gilt fillets. All edges gilted. Printed on fine
India paper.

Goethe, Wolfgang von. Iphigenie Auf Tauris. Leipzig: Schmidt & Gunther.

Goscinny, R. and A. Uderzo. Asterix, Zwei Dickie Freunde. Munich: Peter Erd, 1989.

Goscinny, R. and A. Uderzo. Asterix, Die Spinnen Die Römer. Munich: Peter Erd, 1989.

Grove, Kim. Wahre Liebe Ist…Die Schonste Sette Des Bebens. Bern and Munchen, Germany, Neuausgabe, 1982. 2 3/8″ x 2 ¾”. Arrangement with the New American Library, New York der deutschen Ausgabe beim Scherz Verlag Bern und Munchen, Neuausgabe. In blue, yellow, green and blue covers (paper).

Grove, Kim. Meine Liebe Ist…Ein Herz Voller Zartichkeit. Bern and Munchen, Germany, Neuausgabe, 1982. 2 3/8″ x 2 ¾”. Arrangement with the New American Library, New York der deutschen Ausgabe beim Scherz Verlag Bern und Munchen, Neuausgabe. In blue, yellow, green and blue covers (paper).

Grove, Kim. Liebe Ist…Das Grosse Einverstandnis. Bern and Munchen, Germany, Neuausgabe, 1982. 2 3/8″ x 2 ¾”. Arrangement with the New American Library, New York der deutschen Ausgabe beim Scherz Verlag Bern und Munchen, Neuausgabe. In blue, yellow, green and blue covers (paper).

Grove, Kim. Deine Liebe Ist…Das Gibt’s Nur Einmal. Bern and Munchen, Germany, Neuausgabe, 1982. 2 3/8″ x 2 ¾”. Arrangement with the New American Library, New York der deutschen Ausgabe beim Scherz Verlag Bern und Munchen, Neuausgabe. In blue, yellow, green and blue covers (paper).

Leipzig. Leipzig, Germany, Leipzig Miniature, 1983, Offizin Andersen Nexo.

Lessing, G.E. Nathan Der Weiste Ein Dramatisches Gedicht . Leipzig: Schmidt & Gunter, 1908. 616 pp. 2″ x 1 3/8″.

Merky Pocket Kuche. Stuttgart, 1979. 1 3/4″ x 2″. Includes titles: Party-Rezepte, Ei, Ei, Ei, Kuchen-ABC, Leckere Fruchte,  and Milch-Mixereien.

Nielsin, Kay. Sagt Om Livsvidom (All Said About Love), Sagt Om Boger (All
Said About Wisdom of Life) and Sasgt Om Kaerlighed (All Said About Books).
Germany (DDR), 1978. 2 3/8″ x 1 ¾”.
#1187 of 1500 copies. This is a set of three. All bound in brown cloth with
embossed designs on covers, in slip case.

Ohn wieb ist keyn freud gantz. Leipzig, 1981. Black leather in pink slipcase.

Sönmez, Nedim. Turckisch Papir. Tübingen: JÄCKLE-SÖNMEZ, 1995. A short history of marbling in the Orient and in Germany. Green leather wrap-around cover.

Troll, Thaddaus. Schulden machen Leute. Freiburg im Breisgau: Hyperion-verlag, n.d.

Viel Gluck. arsEdition, 1996. 1″ x 1 13/16″. Pop-up book with carnival scenes.

Pelikan Paperbacks

 

Breinholst, Willy. Die Schärfste Rivalin. Pelikan Paperbacks, 1981. 3″ x 2″. Number 9.

Pelikan Reisefuhrer. Hannover, n.d. 2 3/4″ x 2″. Five pocket travel guides: England Reisefuhrer, Frankreich Reisefuhrer, Italien Reisefuhrer, Spanien Reisefuhrer, and Danemark Reisefuhrer.

Pelikan Tramp Bucherei. Library of 15 vol. Hannover, Germany, n.d. 144 pp. Each. 2 ¾” x 2″.
Colophon: Flexible cloth covers with color illustrations. Includes: Die Pferde Prinzessin; Pete Under Verhexte Zirkus; Kennst du Den?; Vile; Vile Witze (with cartoom illustrations); Pete Un Der Hohlenteufel; Pete And Die Puma-Banda; Wildershene Mit Fanny; Tasso Findet Sie Doch; Die Schonsten Spiele Fur Draussen (illustrated); Falea Und Der Tigerhai; Spring Schwarzer Hegat; Alles Kann Man Nicht Wissen; Pete Und Die Feuergeister; Pete und Das Nachtgepenst; Rastel Zaubertricks and Kleine Basteleien ( illustrated); and Entdecken Und Experiementieren Spielen (illustrated). The Pete Books are described as Wild West Stories by Rolf Randall

Rönckendorff, Edda. Besuch am späten Abend. Pelikan Paperbacks, 1981. 3″ x 2″. Number 14.

 

Books not found, but are listed:

 

Aus Den Bergen. Part of die kleine freude. Munich, 1978.

An Katzchen. Part of die kleine freude. 1982.

I Love You. Munich: Graphische Fachhandlung, Waldman and Pfitzner, 1964.

The Lord’s Prayer. Munich: Graphische Fachhandlung, Waldman and Pfitzner,
1964.

The Oath of Freedom. Munich: Graphische Fachhandlung, Waldman and Pfitzner,
1964.

Olympic Oath. Munich: Graphische Fachhandlung, Waldman and Pfetzner, 1964.

Mottoes for Each Day of the Week. Germany: The Art Lithographic Publications Company, n.d. 2 5/8″x3 3/8″.
Front cover brightly colored scene of manor house and pond with swans and gold edging.

Worte, Die Erfriuen. Munich: Peter Erd, 1989.

Murphy, Joseph. Positive Worte 2. Munich: Peter Erd, 1989.

Worte, Die Kraft Geben. Munich: Peter Erd, 1989.

Dictionary, Aboriginal Words in Australia. Langenscheid KG, Berlin-Schoneberg, 1965. 560pp. 2″ x 1 ½”.
Bound in red synthetic with gold printing on cover.

Portemonnaie Kalendar. Berlin, 1901.