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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Canada – Margaret Challenger

Return to: Miniature books in the Smith Collection published in countries other than the United States

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.

Margaret Challenger

Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Cats in the Garden: A Catalogue. Challenger, Margaret. 1999. Two copies: Number 5 and Number 14 of 15.

Prayer. Hildegard of Bilgen (1098-1179). 1999. 9 pp., 5 ½ cm. x 5 ½ cm. Colophon: Margaret Challenger. Number 6 of 10.

Letters Are Symbols. Challenger, Margaret. 1999 Number 3 OF 20.

Thoughts on Books. Challenger, Margaret. 1999. 9 pp., 5 ½ cm. x 6 cm. Number 6 of 10.

Haiku. Challenger, Margaret. 1999. Two copies: Number 1 and Number 4 of 20.

Song of Solomon. Challenger, Margaret. 1999. 8 pp., 5 ½ cm. x 5 ½ cm. COLOPHON: Art, Design, Construction and Calligraphy by M. Challenger. Number 10 of 15.

The Right Shaping of Letters. 1999. 2 1/4 x 1 3/4″, 32pp. Paper binding. Number 1 of 10.

Books In All Their Variety….Churchill, Winston S. 15p. 2 x 1 2/4″ Calligraphed text, with stamp. Accordian folded sheet in papr wrapper. A keepsake for MBS Conclave XVIII, in envelope with open book drawn by Challenger.

Written Language. [from “Period Styles” Herb Lubalin Study Center Exhibition Catalogue, 1988]. 3 booklets bound in pastepaper boards and cased in a specially made box. Number 18 of 20 sets.

Winston Spencer Churchill: Author, Artist, Stateman. Churchill, Winston S. 2000. 2 3/8 x 2″, postage stamp; accordian-foldered pages in paper-covred boards. Paper slipcase. Number 19 of 20.

St. Patrick, An Old Gaelic Blessing. 2000. 3 1/2 x 1 5/8″, accoridan-folded pages in paper case. Initials and drawings from the Book of Kells. Paper slipcase decorated with clovers.

The Year of the Maple. 2000. 2 1/2 x 2 1/8″. Accordian-folded pages in paper-covered case. Postage stamp. Paper slipcase. Number 3 of 20.

The Snow Season. February 2001. 2 3/4 x 2 1/4″, accordian-folder pages in paper boards. Photographs. Paper slipcase. Number17 of 20.

Credo. Septmeber 2001. 2 3/8 x 2 1/8. Three folders, each with calligraphed text and two U.S. postage stamps. Enclosed in folded paper box. Number 4 of 10.

Medieval Ornamental Lettering. 2001. 2 3/4 x1 7/8″, accordian-folded pages in paper-covered case. Paper slipcase. Number 12 of 20.

Whales. 2-10-2000. 3 x 3″, 14pp. Four postage stamps. Paper-covered case, paper slipcase. Second edition 2001; number 2 of 4.

Cats: A Collection. 2 5/8 x 2 3/4″, 24p. Paper case, paper band. Number 2 of 20.

Habits of Hedgehogs. 2001. 1 3/4 x 1 3/8″. Bound to unroll like a hedgehog. In box with pastepaper cover. Number 16 of 20.

A Christmas Alphahbet. 2001. Right triangle with 2 3/4″ sides. Paste-paper covered boards; pages unfold to a single strip. Closed with elastic strip and bead. Number 18 of 20.

St. Patrick’s Breastplate. 2002. 3 x 2 3/8″. 24pp. Gold stamped paper cover, paper slipcase. 13 of 20.

“With Pen in Hand”. MBS 2003 Conclave XXI keepsale. Sampler of scripts. 3″ x 3″. Single sheet folded to make 8 pages; with Challenger bibliography photocopied on inner pages.

“All must be taken into account…” MBS 2004 Conclave XXII (Bath) keepsake, 2 3/8 x 2 1/8″. Incorporates pastepapers made by Challenger.