Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Unusual and Rare German Metal Art Nouveau Book
GARWOOD & VOIGT
Fine & Rare Books Maps & Prints
55 BAYHAM ROAD SEVENOAKS TN13 3XE ENGLAND
has in its latest catalogue a fantastic and unusual book of cookery for sale.
Quote from the catalogue:
The ‘smallest cookery book in the world’ (at least that is what the title says!): Very decorative miniature cookery book (approx. 1 in square), containing over 100 recipes in German for all kinds of soups, meats, pastries, fish, vegetables, sauces, salads, etc. Reading requires a magnifying glass!
No place, no publisher, no date, but ca. 1905 
24 x 22 mm. 136pp. Original silver binding, floral Art Nouveau cover decoration, clasp and ring for chain.
Yours for a mere £650 - about $1,250 US dollars.
Very unusual and ever so tiny, I'm really surprised that it's survived for over 100 years without having been lost. Someone must have really cherished this lovely little work of art.