Treasures of the Rare Book Room: The Smallest Books in the World

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One of the most popular sets in the rare book collection is the 4 miniature volumes of Die kleinsten Bücher der Welt which translates to The Smallest Books in the World. These books were published in Germany in 1961. Each one measures 19 x 19 x 9 millimeters! The set comes packed in a special plastic case with tweezers for turning the pages and a magnifying glass to see the print.

One volume has the text of the Lord's Prayer. A second has the words "I Love You" in 9 different languages. The third has the text of the Olympic Oath and the fourth contains the Oath of Freedom.

If you are interested in viewing this rarity please call the Art, Music and Recreation Department at 414-286-3071 to arrange a visit.

Patricia DeFrain, Rare Books Librarian

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