[book's dimensions are 1.5 x 2 cms.]
This book is issued as a curiosity and is the smallest ever printed from type in the World. The type is Brilliant, 20 lines to the in., smallest produced in this country.
General . . . . 11
Events . . . . .19
Wise . . . . . . 27
[ink drawing of three men]
The art of printing was invented in Germany about 1455 or 1456 by John Guttenberg.
Wm. Caxton introduced it into England in 1477, and published a book called "The Game of Cheese."
1,500 tons of wire are used every year for making pins.
Eiffel Tower is 975 ft. high.
The longest bridge in the World is over the Chinese Sea, 5 miles.
The longest Tunnel is in Hungary.
A Church at Lullington to Sussex, is 16ft square.
The greatest Church is St. Peter's, Rome, 613ft long.
The family name of the Queen is Este Guelph.
The coinage of a sovereign costs about a penny.
150 different colours are now obtained from coal tar, and also a substance 300 times sweeter than sugar.
[Pen sketch of a Japanese lady.]
[Silhouette of a man with a pipe.]
[Pen sketch of a sailing ship.]
The Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1887.
Penny Post opened, 1840.
Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone born Dec. 29, 1809.
First paper mill opened in England, 1588.
Shakespeare born, 1583.
Gunpowder plot, 1605.
Great fire of London, 1666.
First gas in London, 1807.
[Silhouette of a man with a cane and a cigar.]
Fleet prison abolished in London, 1844.
The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
Suez Canal opened, 1869.
Landing of Julius Caesar, B.C. 66.
Gunpowder was used by the Chinese, A.D. 80.
The Gospel first preached in England by Joseph of Arimathea, and disciples of Philip, A. D. 63.
[Silhouette of an owl.]
"The early bird catches the worm," said the father to his wild son. "What
a fool the worm was to be up early," said the son.
"He was not up early, but going home," was the reply.
[Pen sketch of a boy]
[Silhouette of a monkey]