Volume XXXV, Number 5, Issue Number 203, September, 2016
Hazy, Hot, and Humid, how can we forget those three
‘H’words during July and August? Good thing that someone discovered how to make lemonade and ice tea, and let’s not forget the joy of a cold slice of watermelon. Peas, radishes, cucumber, squash, and onions galore, but we certainly have some competition for the tomatoes with the local woodchuck. Hope your vegetable garden is growing well; it is a lot of work but certainly brings a bounty in the summer and a lot of dreaming in February.
The Microbibliophile for September contains reviews of four new miniature books including an interesting pair of Agatha Christie tomes from Plum Park Press. Istanbul, the ‘development of embroidery’, and Irish triads draw a circle around our new miniatures for this issue.
Once again we are able to bring more information to the table regarding the elusive 1st edition of ‘Lincoln’ by Kingsport Press. Melinda Brown has provided the readership with an outstanding article about Wilbur Macey Stone. Nina Mazzo continues her journey through the LXIVMOS as well as the Frontispiece for this issue. Todd Sommerfeld begins a new look at ‘bookshelves’. The endless pen of Mr. Robert Hanson takes us into the world of US Presidential Libraries with a reprint of his visit to the Carter Library.
The Miniature Book Society’s Grand XXXIV Conclave was held in McKinney, Texas this past August 5th – 8th hosted by Ray and Barbara Williamson. Books and bibliophiles, good friends, and good food, what more can you want in life. A grand time was had by all. Joan Knoertzer has provided the recap for your reading enjoyment. Also included with this issue is a short article about the winners of the miniature book competition that were announced at the Conclave as well as the winners of the three MBS organizational awards that are presented each year. There was an outstanding turnout regarding the keepsakes that were created for the event, some are reproduced for your viewing within this issue, more will follow in the next issue for sure. Hope to see you at the 2017 Conclave, in Oakland, CA.
Please share The Microbibliophile with a friend, bibliophile or not, if they like what we offer, I can send them a post-paid sample issue and some good wishes. You can never tell when you may unlock a secret question from someone’s thoughts. So much of the feedback that I receive about The Microbibliophile runs along the lines of ‘great diversity of information as well as colorful and many viewpoints and styles from the different contributors’. This is the kitchen where many cooks prepare the banquet without fail, enjoyed by all, and all are welcome. Who can foresee what joy may reside on the next page, especially with a miniature book. I am always looking for articles and information at every turn. Being able to shine some light between the cover boards and your bookshelves; sharing information is always a good thing.
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