Mighty Red Pen

May 1, 2007

Shakespeare’s Mini-Me

Filed under: Overseen,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 11:00 am

How cool is this? The Boston Public Library is having an exhibit of tiny books. This is just one. You can see others here.

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The exhibit includes “an illuminated manuscript of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a set of the complete works of Shakespeare (2 inches high and said to be perfectly readable), a book illustrated by Picasso, the smallest Bible in the world (chained to a minuscule lectern), and the world’s tiniest world atlas. The time span runs from 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablets to a book made in 2002. There are children’s books, political campaign books, books of travel, architecture, and music, from the reverent to the naughty — the same variety as in any good private library.”

It’s like Shakespeare’s very own Mini-Me.

2 Comments »

  1. That’s pretty cool.

    Comment by Molie — May 1, 2007 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

  2. Now I know what to get the I.T. guy for Xmas! (Hey, why did my Internet connection just die?)

    Comment by MyBabyWatchesTV — May 2, 2007 @ 9:39 am | Reply


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