Miniature Devotional Books

Miniature devotional books were very popular in the nineteenth century. These widespread books numbered in the hundreds and were often extended to many editions and publishers, which included The Religious Tract Society and The American Tract Society. Handy because of their pocket size, these meditation books were used by missionaries, servicemen and other Christians for guidance and inspiration.

     They were small in size, many were just over 2 by 3 inches. Some even smaller at just over 1 by 1 inch. They are described as having a 64mo size (2 X 3). The higher the number the smaller the book because it describes the number of times a large sheet of paper was folded. (The "mo" being part of the ending of the Latin word - sexagesimo-quarto.)




Good Cheer

Good Cheer. Daily Text Book.

Published by Northern Publishing Office, Belfast, 120 pages.



Apples of Gold

Apples of Gold.

By Fançois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon

Published by N. L. Dayton, 1852, 96 pages.

Also published by Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia.


Bible Immortelles

Bible Immortelles: a text book for mourners.

By John R. Macduff.

Published by Marcus Ward & Co., London, 29 pages.


Day Dawn

Day Dawn.

Published by The American Tract Society, New York, 144 pages.

Daily Gleanings from the Holy Scriptures

Daily Gleanings from the Holy Scriptures, for the noontide refreshment of Christians.

Published by Binns and Goodwin, Bath.

Sold in London by James Nisbet and Co., and Whittaker & Co.

Also published by Darton & Hodges.



Daily Manna

Daily Manna.

From the Tiny Library of H B. Nims & Co., Troy, New York.


Daily Refreshment for the Young

Daily Refreshment for the Young:  a selection of texts and verses suitable for every day in the year.

Published by Houlston and Wright, 1861, 128 pages.


Friendship's Jewel

Friendship's Jewel: A Gift of Remembrance.

Published by J. Buffum, Boston, 1851, 96 pages.