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Great Britain – Lilliput Press

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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.

Lilliput Press

Bristol, England

1983-

Stevenson, Philip. British Butterflies. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1983. 3/4″ x 1 1/4″. Edition of 150 numbered and signed copies.

Stevenson, Philip. An ABC Of Wild Flowers. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1983. 3/4″ x 1 1/16″. Edition of 100 copies.

Whittle, Jennie. A Beetle Assembly. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1985. 1-3/8″ x 1-1/16″. Colophon: First edition limited to 250 copies. This is number 42, signed by the publisher-binder. Contains 22 fine hand-colored plates of various beetles. Bound in redish brown morocco beautifully gilt tooled on all covers. Top edge is red.

Dawn, Gloria. History of English Costume. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1985. n.p. 1 3/8″ x 1 1/16″. First edition limited to 200 copies. Number 2. A unique copy bound in blue morocco. Frontcover most charmingly designed in silver, fine elegant fan design in gold, inset green stone, and smaller fans in each of the four corners in gold. A binding specially commissioned by the publisher and executed by the highly talented young Bristol jeweler, Julie Ann Palmer. Top edge gilt. Signed by publisher and binder.

Dawn, Gloria. History of English Costume. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1985. n.p. 1 3/8″ x 1 1/16″. Colophon: First edition limited to 200 copies. This is number 44, signed by the publisher-binder. Frontispiece is a black sillouette of a woman. Contains 20 enchanting hand-colored costume plates. Boune in maroon morocco beautifully gilt decorated on all covers. Top edge is red.

Murray, Frank. The Beekeeper’s Craft. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1985. n.p. 1 5/16″ x 1″. #44 of 150 copies signed by Allan Armstrong. With 8 hand-colored illustrations. Bound in dark green leather with gold designs.

Long Long Ago. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1985. n.p. 1 3/8″ x 1″. First edition of 55 copies which this is #9. Signed by Allan Armstrong. Illustrated by A. Clements and S. Morton. Hand colored with hand made metal clasps. Deep red leather binding with raised bands. A figure in relief on front cover, and design on back cover. Marbled end papers.

Flower Talk. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1986. #14 of 55 copies signed by Allan Armstrong.

Culpeper, N. A Herbal Legacy. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1986. 1-3/8″ x 1″. Colophon: First edition limited to 250 copies. This is #11, signed by Allan Armstrong. Contains hand colored illustrations and is bound in maroon leather with title and decoration on spine, and border and flower on the front & back covers all stamped in gold. Marbled endpapers.

Kym. Country Fare. Bristol, England: Lilliput Press, 1986. n.p. 1 3/8″ x 1″. #16 of 250 copies, signed by Allan Armstrong. Hand-colored illustrations. Bound in red leather with gold panel on front and back covers and title in decoration in gold on spine. Top edge gilt.

Armstrong, Allan. Masque of Flowers. Bristol: Lilliput Press, 1986. #8 of 10 in silver in an edition of 75 copies.