A Boing Boing reader says: "For your consideration, from the new issue of Cabinet Magazine, the history of micrography, or man's attempt to write ever more words in ever smaller amounts of space."
1894 C.E.: Miniature book collector George Salomon of Paris disperses his seven-hundred-title collection, a library that reportedly ìcould be carried in a moderate-sized portmanteau. His spirit lives on today in the Miniature Book Society, an organization whose interests extend only to printed works three inches or smaller. (Pocket Library of Lilliputian Folio Books, London, 1801. Courtesy of The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana)Link