Impressively Tiny Books by Bronte Siblings

“About 20 of these texts took the form of handsewn miniature books two inches tall. Harvard’s Houghton Library has nine of them, given by the poet Amy Lowell. The fragile volumes have just been treated to a painstaking team effort at the library to preserve and protect them.”

Read more at the Harvard Magazine

“It’s hard to imagine tweens today making these books, unless we started forcing them to take needlepoint classes, which apparently did wonders for dexterity, and took away their Hulu.”

Read more at the Hairpin


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