The Trial of Socrates by PLATO - Little Leather Library Redcroft 1921 EXCELLENT

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  • Sold Date: Jun 24, 2015
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Antique miniature book

The Trial of Socrates



Little Leather Library New York, United States.

Published from 1916 - 1924, made available a wide variety of classics by authors including Rudyard Kipling, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Dante, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats in miniature editions. The 101 books in this collection are brownish green in color, bound in imitation leather, and characteristic of the Redcroft edition published between 1920-1924. Only the first two editions were bound in real leather. When first published, the little books were sold at the Woolworth's chain. By the early 1920s, the books were advertised in popular magazines, selling in National Geographic from 1922 to 1924. Sometimes a miniature classic might appear in a cereal box as a promotion. Robert K. Hass, Inc., Publishers took control of the Little Leather Library Corporation in 1924.

Redcroft Edition

Most of these books does not have copyright date, this one has 1921

3 x 4 inches tall, 95 pages.

CLEAN and unmarked.

EXCELLENT condition for its age. RARE!

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