Check This Out
This is a discussion on Check This Out within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I collect unusual & different stuff.
My collection is pretty bizarre but, this is one of the tamer items in my personal collection.
It measures ...
March 2nd, 2006 10:31 PM
March 2nd, 2006 10:31 PM
March 2nd, 2006 10:49 PM
That is awesome, QK!
I assume the small size was for ease of transport, either afoot or horseback in 1835...have to have good eyes to read that by candle light!
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March 2nd, 2006 10:50 PM
Wow thats pretty wild but dang would it be hard to read
March 2nd, 2006 11:02 PM
Really amazing when you think of the technology of the time. That's obviously not a standard print size so someone had to create the type for the printing, not to mention, I suspect, a special printing press for the production.
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March 2nd, 2006 11:15 PM
That's what amazes me - that the printing could be so exceptional that long ago. I have seen mini bibles and prayer books before of course but that is a real gem. That has to be worth some serious cash QK.
Imagine too - the guy making up not only the linotype font elements but too - the typesetting - gee whizz what a labor of love.
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March 3rd, 2006 08:34 PM
just maybe it was printed for export to those countries that kill people for having a Bible.
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March 7th, 2006 06:00 PM
You might check out this article in today's Wall Street Journal if you can chase down a copy:
Keeping Track of Miniature Books
Almost as long as man has been writing, people have been creating petite versions of books. The miniature size makes these books a quarry for collectors, but a challenge for librarians and curators.
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March 7th, 2006 07:16 PM
That's cool. I too wonder if it was made so it could be taken into countries that killed people for having a Bible and this was the only way to do it.
I would love to know the history behind it.
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