These delightful artist’s book miniatures are new acquisitions for Special Collections at ISU Library.  Some of them are enclosed in their own artist’s box, while others are not.  As we so often do with artist’s books, we will be building boxes for boxes.  In this case, the box will not only protect the artist’s box in which the book was originally housed, but the box will give the miniature more bulk on the shelf so it doesn’t get lost.  We order CMI boxes in a standard size (about 215 mm x 145 mm) and then create foam inserts to nestle around the miniatures.

Flora, Fists, Fauna & Follies (Printer's Ornaments) by Claire Bolton (1990-1992)

American Birds by Amanda Epstein (1979)

The Garden by Andrew Marvel (1981)

Specimens: From Rags to Rushes by Jim Yarnell (1983)

Kwaidan: Jikininki by Lafcadio Hearn (1969)