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This Book Measures Less Than 1 Millimeter Across

book(Photo: Joshua Bright for The New York Times)

This book, according to collector Neale Albert, is the smallest in the world. Alex Vadukul of The New York Times describes it while recalling his visit to Mr. Albert's library:

Inside an ornate wooden box, under a clear protective cover, something minuscule glinted gold. Mr. Albert handed me a magnifying glass. The glint was a book with two covers and about 30 pages between them. It was less than a millimeter across, perhaps the size of a large grain of sand.

“It’s called ‘The Chameleon,’” he said.

“What’s it about?” I asked in awe.

Mr. Albert shrugged, surprised I’d asked. “I don’t know.”

At the link, you can view more photos of Mr. Albert's impressive collection of miniature books, many of which are housed inside the library of a tiny, ornate dollhouse.

Link -via Carmen Jade


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