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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Polish 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.

Polish Imprints

Ksiazeczka. Krakow, 1910. 2 5/8″ x a 7/8″. Printed in Polish. Black leatherette and slipcase.

Degeyter, Pierre. Miedzynarodowka. Warszawa, 1975. 61 pp. 2 1/4″ x 1 9/16″. Introduction in Polish and text of the revolutionary song in Polish, French, English, Spanish, German, Russian, and Italian. Extremely well designed and produced Polish miniature book. Very rare. 14 illustrations (partly double-page), and colored endpapers. Bound in red leatherette and gilt stamped.

Lis, Jan. Laury Olimpijskie. Warsaw, 1980. 278pp. 2-5/8″ x 2-1/4″. Bound in brown paper over boards with the title printed in black on the spine and an illustration of an athlete printed in darker brown on the front cover. Endpapers are brown with illustrations of athletes printed in black. Text contains many pictures of some Olympic athletes.

Warszawa. 10 pp. 2 3/8″ x 3″. Bound in dark brown plastic.

Zelazowa Wola. 11 pp. 2 3/8″ x 3″. Bound in light brown plastic. Both fastened with a plastic tie with accordian fold-out black and white pictures.

Horowitz, Zina. Lilliput English-Yiddish Dictionary. Warszawa, Germany.

Ovidius, Naso Publius. Sztuka Kochania. Warszawa, 1981. 205pp. 2-5/8″ x 2-3/16″.

Text is a poem by the famous Roman poet, Naso Publius Ovidius (43-18 bc). Illustrations of nude women by Henri Matisse. Bound in blue cloth over boards with the title and author stamped in red on the spine and a drawing of a woman stamped in red on the front cover.

Wilde, Oscar. Salome. Warszawa, 1981. 128pp. 2 5/8″ x 2 3/16″. Pictorial tan boards. Decorative endpapers. Many illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.