Miniature book exhibition opens at Washington University in St. Louis

Photo by David KilperMiniature books have served many purposes, from political propaganda to curiosities.Throughout history, people have been fascinated by extremes, whether it’s the tallest mountain, the longest river or the deepest sea. Julian Edison is no exception — only instead of things large, it’s small books that fascinate him. Edison, a noted miniature book collector, is displaying approximately 200 of his volumes in the exhibition “Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures,” which recently opened at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Library.