Check Out this Collection of 950 Ancient Miniature Books

Check Out this Collection of 950 Ancient Miniature Books

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The New York Times has reports that Patricia J. Pistner is the United States’ most prominent collector of small texts. What’s crazy (and fabulous, of course) is that she has 950 tiny books in her possession, now displayed at The Grolier Club, which is the nation’s oldest society of bibliophiles, based in Manhattan. The books range in value from from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars; the rarest of miniature antiquarian books can sell in the six or even seven figures.   IMAGE VIA NEW YORK TIMES (PHOTO: CHARLIE RUBIN)     Some books are between one and three inches high, …