To Cairo Came a Certain Man

By: Ash Shirbini (fl. 1687)

Price: $40.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Miniature Book. 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches. [vi], 19, [3] pp. Half-title, typographic ornaments on the title page, tailpiece, printer's device opposite the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Plain white paper front and rear covers held together with 3 rings, housed in a cloth covered slip case. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. RGKK819-107. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 9, set in Cochin types on Rives Heavyweight paper with Arches paper covers. The text is an English rendering of a wisdom story set in 12th-century Cairo, sending up government officials, traveling wisemen, urban scholars, and country bumpkins; sort of a pastiche on the various classes of characters encountered in Islamic urban society of the twelfth century. Produced by Carol Kent of Austin Texas, where she fashioned her family into a miniature book publishing empire. Her four children became miniature book publishers in their own right, including Susannah, Robert, and Zachary. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 2743.

Title: To Cairo Came a Certain Man

Author Name: Ash Shirbini (fl. 1687)

Categories: MBS-VBF,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Austin, TX, Erespin Press: n. d.

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: RGKK819-107

Keywords: Ash Shirbini, To Cairo Came a Certain Man, Erespin Press, Carol Kent, Fine Press, Miniature Book