Really Small Cookbooks May 6, 2013 – Posted in: book arts
Handbook of Practical Cookery, Matilda Lees Dods (London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1906). 2 1/4 x 1 7/8″
In 2007 The Grolier Club held an exhibition titled Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures. Featured among the tiny treasures where a handful of miniature books related to food and drink.
Here are a few examples from the show with some additions.
Miniature Hanukkah cookbook (with a recipe for latkes). via
Thoughts from the Cork (Salisbury, Connecticut: Lime Rock Press, 1981). The cork is 1 5/8 x 1″
The Little Cookie Book, Ruth Adomeit (Woodstock, Vermont: The Lilliputter Press, 1960). 2 3/8 x 1 5/8″
Medieval cookbook for a dollhouse. One inch scale. via
The Boston Bean Pot With Views (Roslindale, Massachusetts: John E. Maclachlan, 1929). The strip is 19″ long and 3/4″ high.
St. Louis Exposition in a Nutshell (Chicago: L. I.. Silverman, 1904). The strip measures 1 1/2″ by 1 1/8″ and was a memento of the 1904 World’s Fair.
A monograph on the exhibit was published featuring an introduction from noted bookseller and miniature book collector Anne Bromer.
h/t edible geography