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Great Britain – John Harris

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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.

John Harris

London

Volumes from: Cabinet of Lilliput, instructive stories. London: J. Harris, successors to E. Newbery, 1802. Each v. 96pp. & 1 engr. Issued in a wooden box. There are 12 volumes in the complete set. The volumes in the collection have a modern rebind in pink paper with a part of the title page glued to the front. Welsh 1566.

The volumes in the collection are:

The Spoilt Children, The Disinterested Arab and Conceit. Part of Cabinet of Lilliput (one of 4 from set of 12). London: John Harris, 1802. 95 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 5/8″.

Tom Restless and History of Theodore. Part of Cabinet of Lilliput (one of 4 from set of 12). London: John Harris, 1802. 94 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 5/8″. All are first editions. Very tastefully rebound in modern boards, two with the original oval labels, and two with oval hand-written labels. All have engraved frontispieces, except the last. First title lacks two leaves.

Arthur and George. Part of Cabinet of Lilliput (one of 4 from set of 12). London: John Harris, 1802. 92 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 5/8″.

Rashness, Alonzo, and Indolence Reclaim’d. Part of Cabinet of Lilliput (one of 4 from set of 12). London: John Harris, 1802. 95 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 5/8″.