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Leafing through some tiny treasures


"Little Flower Garden," 13 by 19 millimeters, bound with two silver latches, is believed to be the smallest book in the world until about 1900. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / May 1, 2007

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In 1896, in Padua, Italy, a publisher created a marvel of the book world. It was "Galileo a Madama Cristina de Lorena." The content: a 1615 letter by the great astronomer that argued passionately for the harmony of science and religion, written to the Swedish Princess Christina, who was one of Galileo's patrons. For the letter and other writings defending ... (Full article: 938 words)

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