Strictly limited, bound to order and numbered by hand, our limited edition books are outstanding works of literary or historical significance reproduced as works of art in their own right. Many of our editions are facsimiles of treasures from the Maltese islands. We commission leading photographers to create editions that represent the pinnacle of book publishing. All are designed to become keepsakes for future generations. Please get in contact with us for more information. 


The 50 – 10 pack consists of the following:

  •  Hand made leather box
  • Limited edition of 950 copies all individually numbered with a certificate of authenticity
  • Silver commemorative medal (weighing 1 ounce)
  • First day cover
  • A folder with 13 specially designed stamps illustrating the main achievements of the past 50 years produced for Miranda by Maltapost
  • A folder with a stamp sheet consisting of 5 stamps
  • Individually signed message by Eddie Fenech Adami
  • Lavish book consisting of 240 pages and 140 colour photographs
  • Accompanying volume with interviews with the two protagonists of Malta’s accession to the EU – Eddie Fenech Adami and Lawrence Gonzi and two protagonists of Independence – Alfred Bonnici and the late Alexander Cachia Zammit
  • Photography by Enrico Formica most in 360 format
  • Author – Henry Frendo
  • Consultant Editor – John Zammit

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Mattia Preti limited edition

Mattia Preti 1613-2013 :

The Masterpieces in the Churches of Malta

The luxury, limited edition large format book measuring 39 x 35 cm with gold leaf edging, each with a numbered certificate of authenticity and hard-bound in leather presented in a special leather-bound hand-made box. Each one is printed on 200gsm paper with more than 120 photos.

The book has been expertly researched and written (in Italian) by renowned Italian restorers, Sante Guido and Giuseppe Mantella and translated into English by art historian Theresa Vella.

2013 marks  the fourth centenary of the birth of one of the greatest artists of all times – Mattia Preti.

Preti, Il Cavalier Calabrese (the Knight from Calabria), was born in the small town of Taverna in Calabria in 1613.

The Italian artist came to Malta in 1659 and was made a Knight of magistral obedience in 1661. He was soon commissioned by Grand Master de Redin to paint a new altarpiece for the chapel of the Aragonese Langue.

The next Grand Master, Raphael Cotoner, asked him to decorate the entire vault of the church with scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist, the Order’s patron saint. Preti’s contribution to St John’s Co-Cathedral is immense, with his works adorning most of its interior.  Preti will be remembered as a great artist of the Baroque movement. He died in 1699 and is buried in St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.

Miranda Publisher are commemorating the fourth centenary of the Preti’s birth with the publication of two magnificent books.

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Legacy In Stone

Legacy In stone

Malta is a veritable treasure-house of architectural interest. The Maltese have, since the beginning, always been incessant builders, but there is a special period in Malta’s history that has particularly left its mark on its architectural wealth. During their first years in Malta, the Knights of St John strengthened the existing meagre fortifications and built new ones in expectation of an attack from the Turks. A year after the Great Siege in 1565, from which the Order with the help of the Maltese emerged victorious, the first stone of Valletta was laid.

The Order employed the best architects from Malta and other European countries and for more than two and a half centuries of continuous building and re-building, they succeeded in giving Valletta its unique character. In the early 17th century, the building movement moved out into the country, and here again the Knights vied with one another to build churches, country-houses and magnificent villas with exquisite laid-out gardens.

The architectural legacy the Knights left in Malta remains an everlasting monument to the artistic acumen of the noblest chivalric Order of all times. This comprehensive photographic study celebrates the rich honey colour of the soft yet resilient limestone that distinguishes local architecture, and reveals the Baroque splendours of the period. It also documents the finest and best preserved fortifications in Europe.

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