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Abr 28, 2012, 7:36pm

HA, I was cleaning up my library and found an uncatalogued ultb in my library. Not only is it a ultb it is with out a doubt the smallest book I own. http://www.librarything.com/work/642417/details/85175735. New tag Smallest-ULTB....

Just hilarious.

Editado: Abr 28, 2012, 7:41pm

ARG! It's ultb status last about 5 minutes! Well at least the other owner is an "avid miniature book collector since 1983"

Still hilarious...

Abr 29, 2012, 4:54am

2.5 inches! Is that the reason it was not catalogued? It was overlooked.

I was worried that I would not be able to mention the title of my smallest ULTB but I found a smaller one, an English-Thai dictionary (http://www.librarything.com/work/10266884/book/63200605) although 841 pages, only 9.3 cm (3 3/4 inch) high. Unlike many pocket dictionaries, it can actually fit in a pocket.

My smallest book overall is http://www.librarything.com/work/10029754/book/57469763 (Emily Dickinson Selected Poems) but still 8.5 cm (3 1/4), followed almost exactly by http://www.librarything.com/work/7564326/book/58205393 which although it has an ISBN is more a pump than a book.

Abr 30, 2012, 1:40pm

As for other interesting categories of ULTB, does anyone have a ULTB that is a e-Book?

Abr 30, 2012, 2:00pm

>4 misericordia: I have 2 that are short stories in electronic form :)

Abr 30, 2012, 2:31pm

Yes, I have one;
ubuntu 8.04 Desktop Handbook
On my Kindle

Abr 30, 2012, 4:37pm

I'm actually surprised to see that my smallest book also happens to be a ultb: http://www.librarything.com/work/1301060/details/5116557 My ruler makes it about 2.8 in x 2.25 in (7 cm x 5.5 cm).

Editado: Abr 30, 2012, 11:03pm

I've got two Nook books that are ULTB:
BookRags Literature Study Guide: Exercises in Style and
Les tramways dans les campagnes : chemins de fer sur accotements des routes."

Maio 1, 2012, 8:29am

#4 I have 49 books tagged "ultb-e" for ebooks. as well as 5 tagged "ultb-sf" for books that I have read and 'set free', in these cases it just means I returned them to the library. I use "ultb-w" for the 29 unique to my library books in my want list. That last number grew yesterday when I was searching my university library for possible sources for a project I am working on. A good percentage of all the unique books in my lists, including the 41 one physical books sitting on my shelves, have to do with Cincinnati history. They are obscure rather than old and rare.

Maio 1, 2012, 9:12am

Here's a collection of smallest-ULTB (actually not yet in LT): The Bibliotheca Thurkowiana Minor with 1500 books that have a maximum size of 3 inches. See http://petitpunt.blogspot.com/2012/04/bibliotheca-thurkowiana-minor.html.
It would be very interesting to add this library to LT, if we could only find a list of the books in this library.

Maio 1, 2012, 12:20pm

10> maybe a flash mob cataloging session???

Maio 1, 2012, 1:26pm

I have not participated in any LT flash mob cataloging. However, participants may find this sort of cataloging to be slower and more fatiguing than most others since the books are frequently not in the LT data sources and must be entered by hand. Miniature books (following that under 3 inches tall guideline) are often very limited productions if they are not unique. There is a Miniature Book Society. It's a whole world of collecting where a few hundred volumes can fit in a briefcase.

We have a few such books but they were received as Zamorano Club keepsakes so I have not cataloged them all yet.

In the 1990s when I managed a bookstore, we had some of these books come through, including a fine press printer and binder who made a miniature book with a pop-up teddy bear in the middle. He looked at the many pop-up books in our store to get ideas on what would fit in such a tiny volume. It was also a dos-a-do where you could turn the book over and read it from the back in Spanish or the front in English. It was very limited (lettered copies) with a leather binding in a tiny slipcase or a more traditional binding.

As you can see, it would fit in several collections and I think that was the creator's intent.


Maio 2, 2012, 4:42pm

Wow, this is one of those thinks. I found a tiny book and cataloged it. Then that opened up a whole new world of tiny books. I would have never guess.

PHOTOS we need to see PHOTOS!

PS Is there a tiny book collectors group? if not someone should start it.

Maio 3, 2012, 11:16am

Maio 14, 2012, 1:08pm

I used to have a small English language dictionary that was less than two inches tall. I have no idea where it is now.