The books measure in at a miniscule 0.5 x 0.5 cm, so small they can all be placed along the ridge of your finger. They showcase incredible craftsmanship and are individually bound in genuine leather. The complete series of books, which were produced in the 1960s, are all in good condition and still in their original boxes. This unique lot is intricately designed and offers antique book enthusiasts a chance to own a highly sought after collection. In one of the books the phrase ‘I love you’ can be read in seven different languages, and whilst the books do have a story to tell the real draw of this lot is the exceptional artistry. Kurt Salchi, Catawiki’s specialist book auctioneer, comments, “This rare collection is a magnificent show of craftsmanship and undeniably intriguing. I’ve not seen anything quite like this in my career and with the books being so unique and ingeniously made we expect to see a real interest from across the globe.” The auction will run until the 22nd April 2016 at: http://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/5419803-miniature-books-die-kleinsten-b-cher-der-welt-in-7-sprachen-4-volumes-no-date-1960
What is CatawikiFounded in 2008, Catawiki was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage their collections online. In 2011, Catawiki started hosting weekly online auctions in various categories including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, comics and stamps. Most objects on Catawiki have a fascinating story and you won't be able to find them in an average store. Before being auctioned, each object is screened by our extensive team of experts. They help guarantee a varied and high quality selection of lots in our auctions. Nowadays, for millions of people around the world, Catawiki is the place to go for buying and selling special objects. Catawiki has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden among others. In 2015 Catawiki received an investment of €75 million and won the award for being the fastest growing company in Europe.
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Special ObjectsOn Catawiki everyone can find something to suit his or her interests. Every week tens of thousands of fascinating objects are available in our auctions. A few examples of objects that have been auctioned on Catawiki in the past include: a complete mammoth skeleton, the most expensive LEGO brick in the world, the pope's hat, a meteorite from Mars, Napoleon's hair, the oldest condom in the world and Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.