Friday, March 16, 2012
Above, one of twenty hand-stitched 1.5 by 2.5-inch miniature texts written by Charlotte Brontë and her siblings in the mid 19th century.
The collection of 20 books referred to as "Brontë Juvenilia" details life in a magical community called Glass Town and features the comings and goings occurring in the city of Angria, Africa. Each edition features painstakingly detailed cover pages, including advertising.
Harvard's Houghton Library has digitized nine images of the siblings’ miniature books, and last Thursday, Sotheby's of London recently sold a privately owned mini-book penned by a then 14-year old Charlotte, for an amazing 1.1 million dollars.