A master from Novosibirsk created the smallest book in the world
The miniature artist from Novosibirsk Vladimir Aniskin explained that on the edge of a poppy grain he had placed a golden plate on which he had arranged the microbook at the top and separate pages at the bottom for people to see.
The miniature pages are affixed to a tiny spring so that they can be turned over like those of a flip calendar. This is possible, however, only with the help of a sharp-pointed needle.
“There are two variants of the book: one is titled “Levsha” and contains the names of the masters who have shod a flea, and the other one is the ABC-Book, containing the Russian alphabet,” said Aniskin.
The text was lithoprinted on a thin lavsan membrane which was then cut in the shape of the book.
The most difficult part was, according to the master, to affix the pages onto the two “springs” – U-shaped tungsten wires 5 mym in diameter.
Vladimir Aniskin claims that his book is 88 times smaller than the microbook created by Japanese masters in 2013 and listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest printed book I the world, and 67 times smaller than the book created by craftsmen from the Russian city of Omsk and listed in the Russian Book of Records.