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Return to: 20th Century U. S. Imprints in the Smith Collection

The portion of this website in front of you brings together in preliminary fashion a variety of lists and descriptions for United States Miniature Books published during the Twentieth Century. The books have then been organized by press or publisher as described in Robert C. Bradbury’s Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books (No. Clarendon, Vermont: The Microbibliophile, 2000). This page describes titles held by the University of Iowa Libraries for the press or publisher described below. The descriptions generally follow Bradbury’s format: Author. Title. Imprint (if it varies from the heading), date. Size in inches. Number of pages. Brief physical description. Illustrations note. Copy # of [##] copies.

Borrower’s Press

Winterport, ME

1974-1987

Bill of Rights. Borrower’s Press, 1974. 18 pp. 1″ x 7/8″. The first book of this press. Edition of 200 copies bound in full red leather with title gold-stamped on the front cover. B20th 1/422.

Herb Cookery. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1975. 28 pp. 1″ x 15/16″. Colphon: This edition is limited to 200 copies. This is copy 192. Signed by J. Bernier. Bound in green buckrum. #192 of 200. B20th 2/1393.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Longfellow’s Poetry. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1975. 31 pp. 15/16″ x 7/8″. Colphon: This edition is limited to 250 copies and this is copy 39. Signed by J. Bernier. Bound in brown buckrum with a strip of black leather. Name of author hand written on the front cover. #39 of 250. B20th 3.

Bible. Old Testament. The Lord’s Prayer. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1975. 10 pp. 13/16″ x 6/8″. Colphon: This edition is limited to 250 copies. This is copy #204, signed by Jane Bernier. Bound in dark blue leather with a white cross formed from white circles on the front cover. B20th 4/387.

Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1976. 30pp. 7/8″ x 13/16″. Colphon: The text for this book was printed from hand-set type in October, 1976 by Jane Bernier. This edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is copy #195, signed by Jane Bernier. Bound in full red leather with title gold-stamped on the front cover. B20th 5/898.

Shakespeare, William. Love Sonnets . Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1976. 7/8″ x 13/16″. Colphon: The text of this book was printed from hand set type in August 1976 by Jane Bernier. The edition is limited to 275 numbered, signed copies. Signed by J. Bernier. #230 of 275 copies. Bound in brown leather with the title stamped on the spine in gold. B20th 6/2687.

Little Red Ridinghood. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1976. 30 pp. _” x 9/16″. Colphon: The text for this book was handset using 6pt. Bodoni type. Then pages were reduced in time by half and printed from zinc plates. The book is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. #280. Signed J. Bernier. Colored illustration facing title page. Leather spine. Handprinted paper sides. B20th 7.

Thomas Jefferson Lover of Liberty. Winterport, Maine: Borrower’s Press, April 1976. 30pp. 7/8″ x 13/16″. Colphon: This edition is limited to 289 copies. This is copy #29, signed by J. Bernier. Bound in dark green (almost black) leatherette with title gold-stamped on the front cover. B20th 8/2881.

Bernier, Jane. Star Signs. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1977. 7/8″ x 3/4″. 29pp. #250[?] of 300. B20th 9/336.

Cinderella. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1977. 30pp. 7/8″ x 6/8″. Colphon: This edition is limited to 300 numbered, signed copies. #192 of 300 signed by Jane Bernier. Contains 6 original hand colored illustrations by Amanda Goldman. Bound in full navy leather with a design on the front cover and the title on the spine both stamped in gold. B20th 10/713.

Turner, R.E. The Little People. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1977. 31pp. 11/16″ x ½”. Colphon: This edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is #212 signed by Bernier. Bound in green cloth with title gold-stamped on the front cover. Text printed on french-fold paper. B20th 11/2950.

Bernier, Jane. Wildflowers. Winterport, ME, Borrower’s Press, 1977. 42pp. 1 1/16″ x 7/8″. Colphon: This editionis limited to 250 copies and this is copy 51. Signed by J. Bernier. Original etchings by Jane Conneen. French fold pages bound in full red leather with cover design stamped in gold. B20th 12/337.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger. Borrower’s Press, 1978. 80pp. 7/8″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book is limited to 300 copies and this is copy 189. Signed Bernier. Black leather. Gilt stamped. B20th 13.

Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1978. 56pp. 7/8″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book is limited to 300 copies and this is copy #55, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains two original hand-colored illustrations. Bound in French marbled paper over boards with a dark brown leather spine with title stamped in gold. B20th 14/2703.

Grimm, Jakob and Wilhelm. Hansel and Gretel. Winterport, ME, Borrower’s Press, 1978. 52pp. 7/8″ x 3/4″. Colphon: This book is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies of which this copy is 30. Signed by J. Bernier. #30 of 300 copies signed by Jane Bernier, printer and binder. 4 illustrations hand colored by Amanda Epstein. Bound in green leather with the title gold stamped on the spine and a design gold stamped on the cover. B20th 15/1255.

Bible. Old Testament. Psalms. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1978. 7/8″ x 5/8″ 55pp. #12 of 300 signed by Jane Bernier. B20th 16/400.

Aesop. Aesop’s Fables. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1978. 52pp. 7/8″ x 11/16″. Colphon: This book was published in January, 1978 and is limited to 300 numbered, signed copies. This is number 55, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains 5 original hand colored illustrations. Bound in blue linen cloth with design and title both printed in gold on the front cover. Endpapers are patterned in red and white. B20th 17.

Blake, William. Poetry. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1978. 34pp. 7/8″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was published in January, 1978 and is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is copy 55. Signed Bernier. Orange cloth with black leather back strip. Title on cover. B20th 18.

Twain, Mark. The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Winterport, ME, Borrower’s Press, 1979. 52pp. 3/4″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed at the Borrower’s Press in January 1979. It is limited to 300 numbered, signed copies. This is copy 80. signed J. Bernier. Contains 3 handcolored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. bound in full bound leather with a gilt cover deign and name of author on spine. 100% cotton and wool rag light grey paper from India. B20th 19.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. The Five Orange Pips. Winterport, ME, Borrower’s Press, 1979. 128pp. 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand at the Borrower’s Press on 100% Rag paper in April, 1979. It is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is copy #24 signed by Jane Bernier. Bound in black leather with an engraved head of Sherlock Holmes on the front cover and the title on the spine both printed in gold. B20th 20/957.

Browning, Elizabeth Barret. Sonnets from the Portuguese. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1979. 13/16″ x 5/8″, 95pp. #73 of 300 signed. B20th 21/519.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Mr. Higginbotham’s Catastrophe. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1979. 94pp. 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper in July, 1979. It is limited to 300 numbered copies. This is copy 25. Signed J Bernier. Bound in handmade marbled paper with a green leather spine. the frontispiece of Hawthorne is by Amanda Epstein. B20th 22.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1979. 60pp. 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper in April, 1979. It is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is copy #24, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains four hand-colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in brown leather with an oval on the front cover and the title on the spine both stamped in gold. B20th 23/2769.

Bernier, Jane. American Birds. Winterport, ME, Borrower’s Press, 1979. 46pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand at the Borrower’s Press on 100% Rag paper in July, 1979. It is limited to 300 numbered, signed copies. This is copy #12, signed by Jane Bernier. Original drawings by Amanda Epstein. Contains 20 examples of birds of both the eastern and western regions of the US, and are meticulously hand colored. Bound in navy blue leather with the title on the spine and the flying bird designs on the front cover both stamped in gold. B20th 24/319.

Bernier, Jane. (compiler). Christmas Songs. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1979. 94pp. 13/16″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This book was printed at the Borrower’s Press in October, 1979 and is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is #18, signed by Jane Bernier. Frontispiece is hand-colored. Hand bound in red leather with stamped gold cover design and stamped gold title on spine. B20th 25/324.

Bernier, Jane. Herbal Medicine. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1980. 80pp. 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in March 1980 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The text is set in Goudy Oldstyle. The edition is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is number 54. Signed Bernier. Includes 10 illustrations by Jane Conneen. Cover of black leather with gold cover design by Amanda Epstein. Hand colored by Jane Conneen and by the author-publisher-binder Jane Bernier. B20th 26.

Coad, Arlyn and Luman Coad. Puppet Theatre: The Art. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1980. 80pp. 13/16″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in April, 1980 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The text is set in Goudy Oldstyle. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is number 11. Signed by Coads and Bernir. 20 illustrative figures drawn by Arlyn Coad. Brown linen book cloth and a paper label with the title and a rod puppet figure drawn by Arlyn. B20th 27.

Bernier, Jane. Nurstery Rhymes. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1980. 54pp. 13/16″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in January, 1980 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% Rag paper. The text is set in Goudy Oldstyle. The edition is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is number 53, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains 10 hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in light blue leather with the title on the spine and illustration on front cover both stamped in gold. B20th 28/332.

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Tell-Tale Heart. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1980. 13/16″ x 5/8″. 41pp. Imported marble paper cover with red leather spine. 350 copies. B20th 29/2360.

The Three Bears. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1980. ¾” x 5/8″. 25pp. Cotton rag paper bound in light-blue marbled paper. Light blue leather spine stamped in gold with title. 350 copies. B20th 30.

Moore, Clement. A Visit from St. Nicholas. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1980. 31pp. _” x 9/16″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in July, 1980 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The text is Goudy Oldstyle. The edition is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is number 96, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains six hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Gold endpapers. Bound in red leather with the title on the front cover stamped in gold. B20th 31.

Bernier, Jane. Wildflowers (II). Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1981. 7/8″ x 5/8″. 40pp. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in January 1981 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% Rag paper. The typeface used is Garamond. The edition is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is number 96. Signed Jane Bernier, publisher. Green leather stamped in gold with title on spine. Contains 18 hand colored illustrations. B20th 32/338.

Bernier, Jane. French Cooking. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1981. 64pp. 6/8″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in January, 1981 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% Rag paper. The text is Goudy Oldstyle. The edition is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is #102, signed by J. Bernier. Contains 27 complete recipes. Illustrated and hand colored by Jane Conneen. Bound in yellow linen over boards with white title label on spine and an illustration pasted on the cover. B20th 33/329.

Bernier, Jane. Sea Shells. Winterport, ME, Borrower’s Press, 1981. 46pp. _” x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in April, 1981 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% Rag paper. The typeface used is Garamond. The edition is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is number 58, signed by Jane Bernier. 20 hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in beige leather with title stamped in gold on the spine. B20th 34.

The Frog Prince. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1981. 32pp. 6/8″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in April 1981 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The The text is Goudy Oldstyle. The edition is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is #56, signed by Jane Bernier. 4 hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in red linen with a white title label on spine and a hand colored illustration on the front cover. B20th 35/1145.

Bernier, Jane. Quilts. Borrower’s Press, 1981. 54 pp., 3/4″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in August, 1981 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% Rag paper. The edition is limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This is number 81. Signed by J. Bernier. 20 illustrations by Bernier, all handcolored. Bound in blue linen bookcloth with paper labels on the cover and spine. #81 of 350 copies. B20th 36/333.

Henry, O. The Gift of the Magi. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1981. ¾” x 5/8″, 37pp. #81 of 350 signed copies. B20th 37/1379.

Bernier, Jane. American Birds, Vol. II. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1982. 48pp. 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This miniature book was printed by hand on 100% cotton rag paper at the Borrower’s Press in January, 1982. The edition is limited to 300 copies of which this is copy number 41, signed by Jane Bernier. Original drawings by Amanda Epstein. Contains 20 examples of birds of both the eastern and western regions of the US, and are meticulously hand colored. Bound in navy blue leather with the title on the spine and the flying bird designs on the front cover both stamped in gold. B20th 38.

Harte, Bret. High Water Mark. Winterport, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1981. 48pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in August, 1981 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The text is Goudy Oldstyle. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is number 46, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains 3 original hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in gray marbled paper with a black leather spine. Title stamped in gold on the spine. B20th 39.

Bernier, Jane. Abigail Adams. Cleveland Heights, Ohio: Borrower’s Press, 1982. 64pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in April, 1982 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15, signed by Jane Bernier. Hand-colored frontispiece by Amanda Epstein. Bound in brown linen bookcloth with title stamped in 23K gold on the spine and a design stamped in 23K gold on the cover. B20th 40/317.

Chaya, Elenore D. The Little Lion Dog. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1982. 3/4″ X 5/8″. Cotton rag paper bound in red leather stamped with gold on cover and spine. #15 of 300 copies signed by Jane Bernier. B20th 41/677.

Andersen, Hans Christian and Bryant, Sara Cone. The Littlest Fur Tree. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1982. 40pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in Sept., 1982 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains four hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in green linen bookcloth with a white paper wrapped around the front and back covers. Title printed on the spine in red, and there is a 23K gold stamped fir tree on the front cover. Pink endpapers with gold patterned flowers. B20th 42.

Bible. Old Testament. Story of Noah from the Holy Scriptures.Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1982. 54pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in Sept. 1982 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. Hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Marbled endpapers. Bound in black leather with designs on front cover and title on spine both stamped in gold. B20th 43/407.

Jack and the Beanstalk. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1982. 13/16″ x 5/8″. 56pp. #15 of 300 copies. B20th 44/1594.

Bernier, Jane. Cacti of North America. Cleveland Heights, Ohio: Borrower’s Press, 1982. 48pp., 13/16″ x 5/8′. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in Dec., 1982 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains 20 hand-colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in dark brown leather with gold design stamped on the front cover and title on spine. B20th 45/322.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Ambitious Guest. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1983. 13/16″ x 5/8″. 72pp. |#15 of 300 copies signed. B20th 46/1336.

Bernier, Jane. The Shakers. Cleveland Heights: Borrower’s Press, 1983. 64pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in May, 1983 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% Rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15, signed by Jane Bernier. Hand colored illustration by Amanda Epstein used as frontispiece. Marbled endpapers. Bound in red leather and stamped with 23K gold on the cover and the spine. B20th 47.

Bernier, Jane. Women’s Fashions of the Victorian Era 1837-1901. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1983. 63pp., 13/16″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in September 1983 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15. Signed by J. Bernier. 14 hand colored illustrations show how women’s fashions have varied throught the period of Queen Victoria’s reign. Bound in striped fabric with title stamped in gold on a leather label. B20th 48.

Twelve Days of Christmas. Cleveland Heights, Ohio: Borrower’s Press, 1983. 40pp., 6/8″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in September, 1983 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains 12 hand colored illustrations. Printed on Chinese rice paper and bound in green cloth with title stamped in 23K gold on the front cover. B20th 49/2981.

Lincoln, Abraham. The Gettysburg Address. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1983. ¾” x 5/8″, 40pp. #15 of 200 copies signed. B20th 50/1843.

Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit . Cleveland, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1984. 39pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in Jan. 1984 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. Hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Special endpapers with illustrations of Peter Rabbit. Bound in green leather with title and design on front cover stamped in gold. B20th 51/2406.

Twain, Mark. Hunting the Deceitful Turkey. Cleveland Heights OH: Borrower’s Press, 1984. 32pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in 1984 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15 of 300 copies. Signed J. Bernier. Illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in marbled paper with leather spine. Gold stamped title on cover. B20th 52.

Bernier, Jane. Butterflies of the Americas. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1984. ¾” x 5/8″. 40pp. #15 of 300 copies signed. B20th 53/321.

Bernier, Jane. Explorers of the New World, the Earliest Voyages from Europe. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1984. 48pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in June, 1984 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by J. Bernier. Contains 4 hand colored illustrations. Bound in blue linen over boards with white title label on spine and a hand colored illustration pasted on the front cover. B20th 54/327.

Bernier, Jane. Christmas Cookies. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1984. 47pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains several hand colored illustrations. Bound in red leather with the title on the spine and a front cover decoration both stamped in gold. Endpapers are red with white hearts. B20th 55.

Farojean, Eleanor. A Prayer for Little Things. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1984. 16pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in October, 1984 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 200 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. This book is a miniature version of a children’s book first published in 1945 by the Houghton Mifflin Co. Illustrated by Amanda Epstein. Text printed from letterpress on french-fold paper bound in yellow linen over boards with a white title label pasted on the spine and a hand colored illustration on the front cover. B20th 56/1064.

Bernier, Jane. Flower Lore . Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1985. 48pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in February, 1985 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 175 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15, signed by Jane Bernier This book contains information about 150 different flowers and plants, and their significance. Contains several hand colored illustrations. Bound in blue leather with flower on front cover and the title on the spine both stamped in gold. B20th 57.

Benjamin Franklin, A Miniature Biography. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1985. 48pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in February, 1985 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 175 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by J. Bernier. Hand colored picture of Benjamin Franklin used as the frontispiece. Bound in marbled paper with brown leather spine with title gold-stamped on it. B20th 58/314.

Bernier, Jane. American Architecture. Belfast, ME. Borrower’s Press, 1985. 45pp., 13/16″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in August, 1985 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 175 numbers and signed copies. This is number 15. Signed Jane Bernier, Publisher. Three hand colord illustrations. Bound in black leather with gold stamping on cover and spine. B20th 59/318.

Puss in Boots. Cleveland Heights, OH: Borrower’s Press, 1985. 32pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This book was printed by hand in April, 1985 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 175 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. 4 hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in turquois linen over boards with a white title label pasted on the spine along with a hand colored illustration on the front cover. B20th 60/2454.

Bernier, Jane. Embroidery. Belfast, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1985. 48pp., 13/16″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This miniature book was printed by hand in Nov., 1985 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 175 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains examples of various embroidery stitches. Bound in red leather with the title on the spine and the design on the front cover both stamped in gold. B20th 61/326.

Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter. Belfast, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1986. 32pp., 6/8″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This story was taken from a miniature book printed in the middle of the 19th century. This edition was printed by hand in Oct., 1985 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 175 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. Illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in blue linen bookcloth with a hand-colored illustration of a lighthouse pasted on the front cover and a white title label pasted on the spine. B20th 62/1831.

Weir, Harrison. Observations of Cats. Belfast, Maine: Borrower’s Press, 1986. 64pp., 6/8″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This miniature book was printed by hand in Jan. 1986 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. Miniature version of a book first printed in 1889. Six hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in brown leatherette with title on the spine and an illustration of a cat both stamped in gold. B20th 63/3184.

Grimms, Jacob and Wilhelm. Sleeping Beauty, A Grimm’s Fairy Tale.Belfast, Maine: Borrower’s Press, 1986. 32pp., _” x 5/8″. Colphon: This miniature book was printed by hand in Jan. 1986 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by J. Bernier. Contains 3 hand colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in green linen over boards with a white title label pasted on the spine and a hand colored illustration pasted on the front cover. B20th 64/1263.

Twain, Mark. When the Buffalo Climbed the Tree. Belfast, Maine: Borrower’s Press, 1986. 36pp., 13/16″ x 5/8″. Colphon: This miniature book was printed by hand in June, 1986 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15, signed by J. Bernier. Three hand-colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in brown linen bookcloth cover with white title label pasted on spine along with a hand-colored illustration pasted on the front cover. B20th 65/2979.

Bernier, Jane. Greek Myths of Creation. Belfast, Maine: Borrower’s Press, 1986. 40pp., 13/16″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This miniature book was printed by hand in July, 1986 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. Five hand-colored illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in brown leather with ‘myths’ gold-stamped on the spine and a greek design gold-stamped on the front cover. B20th 66.

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Rapunzel, A Grimm Fairy Tale. Belfast, ME: Borrower’s Press, 1984. 32pp. 3/4″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This miniature book was printed by hand in February, 1987 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. This is number 15, signed by Jane Bernier. Illustrations by Amanda Epstein and hand colored. Bound in orange linen bookcloth with an illustrated paper label affixed to the front cover and a white paper title label affixed to the spine. B20th 67/1260.

Bernier, Jane. A Dog Book. Belfast, Maine: Borrower’s Press, 1987. 54pp., 13/16″ x 9/16″. Colphon: This miniature book was printed by hand in March, 1987 at the Borrower’s Press on 100% rag paper. The edition is limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. This is #15, signed by Jane Bernier. Contains 10 illustrations by Amanda Epstein. Bound in red marbled paper front with maroon leather spine and back cover. ‘Dogs’ gold-stamped on the spine. B20th 68/325.