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  • [+] More Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Pop-up Cigarette Cards 


    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Pop-up Cigarette Cards
    Published since 23 Feb 2015

    As aficionados of both miniature and movable books, we were drawn to these small, pop-up cigarette cards depicting famous British landmarks. Twenty-four different cards were distributed with packages of Herbert Tareyton cigarettes as a promotional premium, encouraging the purchaser to collect them all. Among the landmarks included are Buckingham Palace, Canterbury Cathedral, Covent Garden Theatre, Scotland Yard, Windsor Castle, and the Houses of Parliament. Although Herbert Tareyton was an American cigarette brand, their marketing image and mascot, a dapper, monocle-wearing spokesman known as "Dude," was meant to seem British and aristocratic. The subject matter of these cigarette cards served to enhance this association.

  • [+] More Bibliophile Societies - Miniature Book Society Conclave in Boston, 2014 


    Bibliophile Societies - Miniature Book Society Conclave in Boston, 2014
    Published since 16 Sep 2014

    Who ever thought that books that can’t exceed 3 inches in any direction could become such a huge success! What was to be a three day visit to Boston to learn about miniature books turned into an adventure that provided me with an excellent opportunity to meet avid collectors, printers, and booksellers that revolves around the saying “yes, a book can be too big!”

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    Bibliographies - Miniature Books
    Published since 08 Jan 2010

    Online: The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books - Miniature Books Exhibition and Catalogue - UNT Libraries Digital Collections - 4000 Years of Miniature Books IU Lilly Library Exhibition

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