Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Great Britain – The Fleece Press

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.

The Fleece Press

Woolley, Yorkshire


James, Angela. The Art of Binding Books. Woolley: Fleece Press, 1991. 2 3/4″ x 2″.

Lawrence, Simon. The Fleece Press on a Holiday in America. Woolley: Fleece Press, 1987. 2″ x 3″. Two copies.

Lindsley, Kathleen. Country Life, The. Woolley: Fleece Press, 1997. 2 1/2″ x 2″. 50 pp. Colophon: 300 copies bound in cloth by Smith Settle.

Ritchie, Ward. A Guide to The Hand Press. Wakefield, West Yorkshire: Fleece Press, 1989. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/16″. Colophon: 200 copies printed by Simon Lawrence and bound by Smith Settle in May 1989. Signed Simon Lawrence. Engravings by Anthony Christmas, 1989. Bound in brown cloth with a pattern.

Tute, George. The Fleece Press Guide to the Art of Wood Engraving. Woolley: Fleece Press, 1986. 2 7/8″ x 2 ¼”. Colophon: 250 copies bound in Liberty fabric over boards and 40 in full leather, by Smith Settle. 5 copies are bound to her own design by Angela James. The text is handset Modern No.20. A loose print by George Tute accompanies the special copies. With nine wood block illustrations by nine artists. This copy is bound in leather. In blue slip case with label.

Tyan, Yan. Tethera, Counting Sheep. Woolley: Fleece Press, 1987. 2″ x 3 “. Colophon: Fleece Press, Seckar House, Seckar Lane, Woolley, Wakefield. Engravings Copyright to Kathleen Lindsley 1987. This extract comes from By Fell and Dale, 1911, and is printed by Simon Lawrence in an edition of 275 copies bound by Smith Settle. Counting Sheep as done in the English Lake District, dating from the Celts or was brought over by invading Norsemen many centuries ago. According to Canon H.D.Rawnsley. This system was in use in Borrowdale until around 1800. Paper cover with paper label. 7 engravings. In green slipcase.

Warde, Beatrice. Stanley Morison, Man of Letters. Woolley: Fleece Press, 2 5/8″ x 1 7/8″. Colophon: 240 copies of this book were printed by hand and bound by Smith Settle. The typefaces were all introduced during Morison’s career. Bound in light peach striped cloth with paper label in blue cloth slip case.