Saturday, February 11, 2006

Miniature Editions of Shakespeare

James L. Harner, editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online has launched an "Illustrated Bibliography" containing 41 miniatures "with some 200 more to come."

My favorite is Polonius' P's & Q's by Berkeley: Poole Press, 2002. Here's the description: "Opens 360 degrees to form a three-dimensional carousel (ca. 13 cm. diameter) of six pop-up/peepshow scenes. Each scene has two pop-up and one background colored illustrated panels on paper, all six scenes mounted in a black cloth binding with printed paper title label and balsa stage onlay, and fore-edge fastener; in a balsa, board illustrated paper model of the Globe Theater."

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