Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Great Britain – Wells Gardner, Darton, and Co.

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.

Wells Gardner, Darton, and Co.


Blake, William. The Songs of Innocence. Illus. by Celia Levetus. London, Wells, Gardner, 1899. 118 pp. 3″ x 2 1/2″. One or the rarer items in this “Midget” series. Original pictorial boards and gilt edges. Welsh 1300.

Bulley, Eleanor. Victoria, The Good Queen and Empress. London: Wells, Gardner, Darton, 1901. 110 pp. 3″ x 2-1/2″. Midget series. Photographic illustrations. Bound in parchment boards with a navy blue leather title label affixed to the spine and front cover. Title gold-stamped, gilded edges. Welsh 1508.

Lemon, Mark. The Enchanted Doll. London: Wells Gardner, 1899. 148 pp. 3″ x 2 3/8″. Both of the wrappers and the spine with colored pictorial illustration, plus 21 plates and text drawings. All by Richard Doyle, one of the great children’s artists. Wrappers moderately dust-soiled, one page creased. Bondy, 69 describes this as well-produced and printed on art paper and “fairly elusive.” Welsh 4349.