A very cool antique find! I just love these books, they are the size of 3" x 4". From a collection called "Little Leather Library", it was founded in 1916. There were five different editions, of those only the first two were leather. The books I acquired were type 4, published 1920-1924. These books are worn, faux leather cover, brown pages on the inside, starting to rot, and they have an old musty smell. I love it!
I made a little bookshelf, as I ended up with 17 of these books. First, I used recycled cardboard and cut and shaped into a box, the size 6" length x 5" height, x 3 1/4" deep. I then covered the whole thing with old looking scrapbook paper, using modge podge as the adhesive. Next, I curled some copper wire into an edging around the front, for a decorative finish. I attached the copper with hot glue. Lastly, I filled with the books.
Some of the authors I got were Browning, Burns, Dumas, Emerson, Lincoln, Plato, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Thoreau, Washington, Wilde, Yeats.