ANTIQUE COLLECTION OF SHAKESPEARE MINI LEATHER BOOKS

This collection of 40 William Shakespeare mini leather books measuring 5”HX 4”W has been in our family for years and were purchased new. Each book was printed in London by the J.M. Dent & Sons LD of ‘Aldine House WC MCMX. Originally this collection was owned by our Aunt Madeline who collected them when printed in the early 1900’s. She cherished her books until her death in 1977. Her sister, Irene, continued to hold and protect these little minis until her death in 2009. Now we are ready to send them where they will be cherished as the sisters did. During our research of the little mini’s we found the article listed below. J.M. Dent & Sons, book publishers of London, England, was founded in 1888 by Joseph Malaby Dent (1859-1926). The company achieved success by selling cheap editions of the classics to the working class. Dent's first major production, the Temple Shakespeare series, was established in 1894, followed in 1906 by Everyman's Library, a series of 1000 volumes… Collection Number: 11043
Collection Title: J.M. Dent & Sons Records, 1834-1986 This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection includes the following books: · All’s Well That Ends Well · Antony & Cleopatra · As You Like It · The Comedy
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