Good morning and welcome to Miniature Monday!

I have really been into these tiny reference books lately, and today’s post features what may be my favorite one.  The Lexicon Kleinstes Buch Der Welt 175,000 Wortes is a miniature “conversation encyclopedia” printed in Berlin in 1896.  Its author is Daniel Sanders, a German lexicographer working near the turn of the 19th century.  Frustrated by the quality of the Deutsches Wörterbuch (German Dictionary) compiled by the Brothers Grimm (yes, those brothers, they were lexicographers as well as authors), he began producing his own dictionaries.  This tiny Wörterbuch is one of many published under his guidance, and comes with its own stylish magnifying glass, embedded in it’s case.  A book, a case, a magnifying glass and an interesting history all existing in just a few square inches. Wunderbar!

Sanders, Daniel: Lexicon Kleinstes Buch Der Welt 175,000 Wortes. Bugo Steinitz: Berlin, 1896.  Charlotte Smith Miniature Collection, Uncatalogued.

-Laura H. 

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