[Multum in Parvo Library]

Multum in Parvo Library [Collection of Chapbooks]

Volume I | No. 1 - Vol. Iii | No. 36



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Thirty-one issues of the Multum in Parvo Library, the “Smallest Magazine in the World,” as published from 1894 to 1896.

Original paper wrappers, bound with navy blue thread and one staple at center of spine. Each volume measures 3″ x 4.25″, each roughly 16pp. Advertised as the “Smallest Magazine in the World,” with a subscription cost of 50 cents per year, or 5 cents per copy. Light wear to corners, short closed tears along front cover of Volume I, Number 1. Rear page detached from three volumes. Binding still intact throughout, a few missing pages are laid in. Occasional marginalia. Volume I (1894) is complete with twelve issues; Volume II (1895) missing three of twelve issues; and Volume III (1896) missing two of twelve issues. A unique set of both fiction and nonfiction writings covering a variety of subjects including Mormonism Exposed, How to Get Rich, and Gay Love in Paris.

Miniature publications of all genres grew popular during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to make large amounts of information easily portable. (Villanova University) (Forsberg 413)

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A.B. Courtney


Volume I, No. 1 – Vol. Iii, No. 36

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Original wraps


Very Good


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