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Why So Small? Curator Talk

Thursday, November 12 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Event

While miniature books are most definitely cute, they are also so much more than that. Miniatures have existed since the earliest forms of writing on clay tablets, and the format has endured through time. Medieval manuscript books of hours were created in miniature for portability, early printers and binders experimented with bookmaking techniques to test the limits of production, and the nineteenth century saw improvements in technologies that allowed for smaller and smaller type.

Join Cassie Brand, Washington University Libraries Curator of Rare Books, as she explores the miniature book collection of Julian Edison and why these books were made so small.

Free and open to all. Preregistration is required.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society



University Libraries
Event Contact

Cassie Brand | cassie.brand@wustl.edu

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