|Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|
I've decided to give my main character the hobby of collecting miniature books, which have been around for thousands of years. The earliest one on record is a tiny one inch square clay tablet written in Sumerian script from 2000 BC.
To qualify as a miniature, a book must be no larger than 3 inches wide or tall. I have a few in my own personal collection, acquired after years of antiquing and flea marketing.
|Medieval Book of Hours|
Popular subjects were Bibles and religious books, children's stories, histories, and famous speeches such as Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation of Emancipation.
Snap these up if you come across them at a flea market or a tag sale. They are precious.