Xtra Small - Miniature Books In Museum Meermanno


The result of an international hand bookbinding competition for miniature books, this small volume presents reproductions of all 155 entries, detailed descriptions of the 66 books on the shortlist, the jury report, and an essay by rare book dealer Anne C. Bromer, “Minibibliomania is Highly Contagious.” The entries form the basis for an exhibition at Museum Meermanno in The Hague, which also helped to produce this book. It offers concise insight into the fascinating world of the miniature book, from its roots in ancient Japanese prayer scrolls and medieval European miniature manuscripts, to Napoleon’s travelling library of miniature French classics and tiny books illustrated by Picasso and Miró.

A wonderful small volume in itself, this book is a treasure—a tiny book about books, a celebration of form for book lovers and collectors.

Designed by Peter Verheul

Published by De Buitenkant 

Softcover, 128 pages, full color, 4.5 × 6.25 inches

ISBN: 978-94-90913-78-6