William Pickering, 1827
3 ¾" x 3"
William Pickering (1796-1854) was a London bookseller and publisher. His
Diamond Classics series, which includes the book shown here, featured
works by such authors as Shakespeare, Virgil, and Dante printed in 4½
point type. Pinkering advertised this series as "the smallest
edition of the Classics ever published."