Lesemaus ~ Miniaturbuchverlag
Inge Wolgast,
Walter- Butzek- Str. 10, 18146 Rostock, Germany
Fon: 0049 3 81  68 10 59 
e-mail: inge.wolgast@minibuecher.

My "Lesemaus" (Reading Mouse) press in miniature format exists since November 1, 2001.There I offer:
  • Well readable miniature books.
  • In sizes between 1.6 and 2.9 cm, (0.6 and 1 inch)that is  1:10 / 1:12 scale.
  • Fairy tale, picture books classic literature, non fiction books.
  • Currently 34 titles are offered, more will follow.
  • The books are designed by me, some inspired by old original works.
Type fonts, illustrations, endpapers, book covers and colour concept for each book are carefully selected to achieve a harmonic appearance.
Most of my book blocks are glued, some stitched. The books are hardbacks, hand bound in cloth, paper, half cloth or half leather. I like to experiment and always look out for new materials and design ideas.
English titles
E.A. Poe, The oval portrait
2002, 22 pages, 2.5 x 2 cm, red cloth and dust cover with picture.First edition limited to 25 signed copies. $17 O.
Wilde, The Nightingale and the Rose
2002, 28 pages, 2.5 x 2.2 cm, half- binding in cloth/paper.First edition limited to 25 signed copies. $ 17
Jack and the beanstalk
2002, 42 pages, 2,5 x 2 cm, half binding in cloth/paper, $ 17
German Titles

Fairy Tales
H.C. Andersen, Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse/ Fünf aus einer Hülse
(The Princess and the Pea/ The Pea Blossom)
Der tapferer Zinnsoldat (The Brave Tin Soldier)
Des Kaisers neue Kleider (The Emperor's New Clothes)
2nd edition 2002, 27- 29 pages, 2.5 x 2.1 cm, light green cloth binding, printed end- papers, 1- 2 illustrations. Each $15.Andersen, 
Der Tannenbaum (The Fir Tree), 2nd edition 2002, 2.5 x 2.2 cm, 6 coloured illustrations. Each $15

Grimm Brothers: Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding Hood)
Der Wolf und die 7 Geißlein (The Wolf and the 7 kids)
Rumpelstilzchen (Rumpelstiltskin)
Sterntaler (The Star Talers)
Aschenputtel (Cinderella)
2nd edition 2002, 10 - 40 pages, 2.5 x 2.1 cm, light yellow cloth binding, printed end papers, 1 or more coloured illustrations. Each $15
Der Froschkönig (The Frog-Prince)
2001, 26 pages, 2.6 x 2 cm. Half cloth, green spine, printed foil binding, or green cloth binding with dust jacket. Endpapers with flower tendrils, 5 coloured illustrations. $15

Bechstein's Märchen (Fairy Tales by Bechstein)
2001, 35 pages, 2.5 x 2.1 cm. Red paper binding or ruby red cloth binding with coloured label, 2 coloured illustration. $15

Jack und der Bohnenstengel (Jack and the Beanstalk)
2002, 40 pages, 2.4 x 1.9 cm, Half cloth binding, blue spine, blue marbled book cover, 5 coloured illustrations. $15

Münchhausen Bd.1 (Baron Munchausen, vol. 1)
2001, 48 pages, 2.4 x 1.9 cm, half cloth binding, red spine, brown paper cover, 2 coloured, 1 b/w illustrations. $15

Picture books

Anni (Anni),
Kläuschen (Little Claus),
Mein erstes Buch (My first book),
Mein Weihnachtsbuch (My Christmas book)
2000-2002, 14- 22 pages, 1.6 - 2.4 cm. Each $7.
Häschen Schnuppernäschen (Little rabbit snuffle nose)
with 11 well known Easter and spring poems, 11 coloured illustrations, $7.70

Classic literature

La Fontaine, Fabeln (Fables)
2001, 39 pages, 2.6 x 2.3 cm, yellow printed cloth binding, yellowish dust jacket with blurb. 7 coloured, 1 b/w illustrations. $15

J. W. v. Goethe, Erzählungen (Stories)
2001, 37 pages, 2.6 x 2.1 cm, Half leather, rounded spine. Cover with light coloured printed cotton cloth, bookmarker. 5 b/w, 1 coloured illustration. $15
J. W. v. Goethe, Der tote Liebhaber (The dead Lover)
2002, 47 pages, 2.6 x 2.1 cm, 2 nostalgic b/w graphs, bookmarker, Half leather binding, light cloth, brown rounded spine. Limited and numbered edition of 50copies. $16.

E. A. Poe, Das ovale Porträt (The oval portrait)
2002, 26 pages, 2.4 x 1.9 cm. Moss green cloth binding with gold coloured metal ornament, marbled endpapers, First edition of 20. $19.

T. Storm, Von Kindern und Katzen und wie sie die Nine begruben (About Children and Cats and how they buried Nine)
2002, 31 pages, 2.9 x 2.3 cm green paper binding (leather look) and overall gilt stamping. First edition 25 pieces. $20. 

Oscar Wilde, Die Nachtigall und die Rose (The Nightingale and the Rose)
2002, 36 pages, 2.5 x 2.1 cm, 2 coloured illustrations. Half leather binding, cover with red/gold/brown marbled paper, bookmarker. Spine in different variations. Label with author and title. $17.

Hrsg. Wolgast, Kling, Glöckchen, kling, (Jingle bell, jingle)
2002, 31 pages, 2.6 x 2.2 cm. Christmas book, words of 11 famous old folk songs, 9 coloured nostalgic illustrations. Rounded spine, beige cloth binding with winter/ Christmas motif, jacket with various Christmas motifs. $15. 

Hrsg. Wolgast, Leise rieselt der Schnee (The snow falls quietly)
2001, 40 pages, 2.5 x 2.2 cm. 12 winter and Christmas poems. Half cloth binding, blue spine, cover with printed light paper, endpapers with Christmas motif. 2 riddles, 1 cookie recipe, 1 fairy tale, 15 coloured illustrations. $15

M. Möller, Weihnachten am Meer (Christmas by the sea)
2001, 27 pages, 2.5 x 2.1 cm. Half cloth binding, brown spine, cover with blue paper, label with motive, bookmarker, 5 coloured illustrations.13 $

Non-fiction/ Miscellaneous
Dr. Martin Luther, Kleiner Katechismus (Dr. Martin Luther's Little Catechism)
2002, 32 pages, 2.1 x 1.6 cm. His 5 important works: The 10 Commandments, Confession of Faith, Lords Prayer, Sacrament of the Holy Baptism, Sacrament of the Altar (without comment). front page with 1 illustration of Martin Luther (3 variants), black leather binding with ornamental gilt stamping. Bookmarker, rounded spine. Limited Edition of 50 numbered copies.$20

Poesiealbum von 1919- 1924 (Autograph album from 1919- 1924) 
2000, 32 pages, 2.6 x 2.2 cm, ruby red/ moss green cloth, about 8 little shiny pictures, sewn. Each book is different.
Cloth, label with motif on cover $18, 
cloth with gilt stamped word „Poesie“ $19,50 


Immer pflegten sie sich (They always groomed themselves)
2001, 39 pages, 2.4 x 2.1 cm. Cosmetics in the past. Red half cloth binding with green paper cover (leather look), 11 illustrations, stitched $15

Meine Kochrezepte (My recipes)
2001, 44 pages, 2.6 x 2.1 cm. Fill in your own recipes. Index (11 parts) on the side 11 coloured illustrations, half cloth binding, printed foil binding.$15

Ihlefeld, Hauskochbuch, (Home Cook Book)
after an old model. 2001, 60 pages, 2.5 x 2.1 cm. Red printed binding, bookmarker, 38 recipes and household tips. 6 b/w illustrations. $15

Ihlefeld, Hausbackbuch (Home Baking Book)
after an old model2002, 62 pages, 2.5 x 2.1 cm. Half cloth binding, spine beige, cover with glued hand coloured brown paper. Bookmarker, 8 nostalgic b/w illustrations, 40 recipes. $16.


If you are interested in more about my books, please order my German catalogue with illustrations of all editions and some text samples. ($3 for airmail to USA/Canada). 

September 2002
I ship by airmail in bubble-envelopes, charges for shipping and handling are$ 3 for 1 book, $ 6 for 2 - 5 books, $ 13 for 5 - 10 books.
Payment: International Postal Order or Paypal