Azerbaijan National Committee of International Council of Museums 

Beynəlxalq Muzeylər Şurasının   Azərbaycan Milli Komitəsi
   Museums of various profiles and organizations  
   Museum of Miniature Book
  Address: 67, Gala dongesi I, Icheri Sheher, Baku AZ1004
Telephone: (994 12) 492 94 64
  Hours of work: from 11 am to 19 pm; closed on Mondays and Thursdays
Belonging: Z. T. Salakhova (private)
Foundation: 2000

Brief description: On 23rd April 2002 in the historical place of Baku, Icheri Sheher, beside Shirvanshahs' Palace, the architectural monument of the 15th century on International day of books and author's right celebrated annually in the whole world by decision of UNESCO inauguration of the first private Museum of Miniature Books in the world took place.
Exposition of the Museum - 3750 miniature books published in 60 countries of the world - have been placed in 27 showcases. Totally, the book fund of the Museum comes to over 5300 books, have been
collected by Zarifa Salahova for more than 20 years.                 Such sections of the exposition as "Miniature books published in Azerbaijan" prominent for its "Contract of the Century" beautiful leather-bound edition with H.Aliyev's medal, Baku, 1998; "Rarities in miniature books" containing "History of England", London, 1815; "Religious literature in miniature books"; "Pushkiniana" comprising eternal issue of A.S.Pushkin's poem "Yevgeniy Onegin", St. Petersburg, 1837 are considered to be of special interest.
Miniature books published in Azerbaijan, Russia, USA, Japan, England,France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Cuba,Switzerland and the former USSR republica have been represented in the exposition. 2-10 mm format miniature books are extremely interesting for visitors, such as three books "Birth Stone", "Zodiac signs and their symbols", "Flower language", Tokyo, Toppan publishing house, 1979, 2x2 mm format,lamb leather-bound, consisting of 16 pages each, between 50 and 100 marks on each page, one of them illustrated. The crumbs are equipped with their own magnifying glasses.
The fund of the Museum is being permanently filled by interesting novelties and dedicatory editions as well. Full information on this collection, complete bibliography of miniature books of Z.Salahova's collection is on web-site of the Museum of Miniature Books.

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