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Described on this page are copies of miniature books in the Smith Collection published by a press in a country other than the United States.

Barbarian Press

Mission, British Columbia

This Worlde’s Joie. Barbarian Press, np, 1980. 28 pp. 3 3/16″ x 2 5/8″. Colophon: 126 copies of this book have been printed in Bembo types at Barbarian Press, december 1980. The frontispiece illustration is by Barb Wood. 100 copies are for sale.

Brews, Margery. Two Letters. Mission, British Columbia: Barbarian Press, 1983. 15pp. 3-5/16″ x 2-11/16″.
Colophon: Two Letters was printed in February 1983 for Jan Elsted, Richard & Nancy Morgan, & Tannie Kosten, to help celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day, a tenth wedding anniversary & 2 birthdays. The types are Centaur & Arrighi, the paper, Curtis Rag. Crispin Elsted designed, printed and bound the book. Of 3 copies for presentation and 26 for sale, this is #1. Two letters written to John Paston at S. Valentine’s Tide, 1477. Bound in grey boards and a burgundy cloth spine. Title label affixed to spine. Title printed in red on front cover.