Saturday, April 5, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Shakespeare





I found these mini Shakespeare play books in the rare/antique
 section of the annual book sale.  I love and wait for this
book sale with anticipation every year!  I'm not the only one.

So I bought six of these adorable books - I think I left two
 behind for someone else.  I'm only going to keep one or two for
my miniature book shelf.  The rest are going to be gifts.

I looked up the Knickerbocker Leather & Novelty Co., New York
and found out that these books were printed in the early 1900's!
More info here.

"For Jean" - Encaustic Collage on Antique Book, 2" x 3 1/2"    
This one was fixed up for my friend Jean as a 
birthday gift.  I included a tiny Michelangelo figure 
to the book cover.  Notice the tattoo on the arm!  

Do you like miniatures? Or books? Or Shakespeare?
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I'd like to give another one of these tiny books 
to a blogging friend.  
Just leave me a Shakespeare quote and I'll know
you are interested.  Next week, I'll ask Greg
to draw a name.  One more thing,,,
I will probably 'fix-up' the cover with an
encaustic collage - it may have a "tattoo"
or not.  Let's be surprised. 

"And though she be but little,
she is fierce."
-Shakespeare

4 comments:

  1. Help, master, help! here's a fish hangs in the net,
    like a poor man's right in the law.
    (Pericles, 2.1.153), Fisherman

    I had to search google to find a good quote - it is so long ago I last read a good piece of Shakespeare.

    Love little books. :-)

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    1. Good one, Lily. Little books take up little room - so there is always room for one more.... :)

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  2. haha...My favourite "insult"...

    "Take thy face hence"
    Macbeth

    I've used it.

    Gorgeous find. So sweet of you too! As usual...
    xo

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