Little Leather Library Collection 1920-1924

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Little Leather Library Collection, 1920-1924

Little Leather Library Collection 1920-1924

The Little Leather Library Collection consists of 101 books, 3-1/4" x 4," published by the Little Leather Library Corporation of New York. The miniature books are brownish green in color, of imitation leather, and characteristic of the Redcroft edition published between 1920-1924. There were over 100 miniature book titles published in the various editions of the Little Leather Library, but it is not known if all of these titles were included in the Redcroft edition. The collection was donated in 2008.

The Little Leather Library Collection consists of 101 books, 3-1/4" x 4," and is housed in two flat boxes.

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Browning, Robert

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Yeats, William.

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Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949

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DUMAS, Alexandre

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