A miniature book collector and his little library

Child looking at miniature books in glass caseBy from Melville House:

A visitor to the Headley-Whitney Museum examines a display of Neale Albert’s complete works of Shakespeare as part of a Miniature Book Society exhibit. Neale Albert, a 75-year-old man who has 4,000 miniature books, was profiled—along with his tiny collection—in the New York Times on Monday. His titles include a 1923 edition of The Divine Comedy from 1921, that measures 3.5 by 2.25 inches and Portraits of the Sovereigns of England, which is about 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches, bound in orange morocco with blue silk and borders trimmed in gold. He even has a Chekhov short story “The Chameleon” which is said to be the smallest ever printed, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

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