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(Santa Claus)

(Santa Claus)

Jo Anna Poehlmann

Milwaukee, WI: Jo Anna Poehlmann, 1995. (14) pp. 2 3/16 x 2 3/16". LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this being #115. Stiff paper boards, accordion fold with ribbon tie, 17 postage stamps tipped in, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Poehlmann, 6)

A lovely book with stamps portraying the many faces of Santa Claus from many different countries.

Jo Anna Poehlmann
$ 55.00 USD

12 Canons of Conduct (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

12 Canons of Conduct (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

Thomas Jefferson

Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Blue paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 23)

Thomas Jefferson frequently wrote to his 13 grandchildren but especially to his 9-year old granddaughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph. He sent her a handwritten book called "A Dozen Canons of Conduct in Life", which is reproduced in this miniature. All of these canons are still applicable today, such as "Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold" or "When angry, count 10 before you speak; if very angry, 100".

Lime Rock Press
$ 50.00 USD

13 Virtues and Precepts (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

13 Virtues and Precepts (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

Benjamin Franklin

Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Tan paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 21)

Reproduced portions of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, this book demonstrates the 12 virtuous habits that Ben Franklin set out for himself as a young man. He practiced them daily. Later in life, a friend encouraged him to add "humility" as a 13th virtue and Ben did, although he said he didn't really perfect it, just the appearance of perfecting it. An inspirational read!

Lime Rock Press
$ 50.00 USD

14 Rules of Civility (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

14 Rules of Civility (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)

George Washington

Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Red paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 22)

Reproduced portions of George Washington's copybook, copied from Francis Hawkins' "Youth's Behaviour", this book demonstrates 14 of 110 items of advice written to young people. Much of this advice is still applicable today, such as "Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any one."

Lime Rock Press
$ 50.00 USD

A Bestiary

A Bestiary

Sarah Chamberlain

Boston: Anne & David Bromer, 1979. [19] pp. approx. 2 1/4 x 2 1/16", oblong. LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this being #87. Marbled wrap with title label over marbled cover with title label, 15 wood engravings,letterpress on Troya paper, signed by the artist on the colophon, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Bromer 5)

Sarah Chamberlain has illustrated books from Aesop’s Fables to Margarette Reid’s The Button Box. She studied under renowned printmakers and illustrators Barry Moser and Leonard Baskin, and from the 1970s to the 1980s ran the Chamberlain Press.

Anne & David Bromer
$ 330.00 USD

A Book is Made

A Book is Made

Anonymous

London: British Federation of Master Printers, (1960). 31 pp. Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 1/8". Limitation not stated. White wrappers with gold lettering on front cover, one black and white illustration, printed by Jarrold & Sons, Norwich. A very good plus copy, somewhat scarce.

The interesting essay of a display organized by the British Federation of Master Printers on books and their publication.

British Federation of Master Printers
$ 65.00 USD

A Cherubic Capitulation

A Cherubic Capitulation

David W. Serette

Portland, ME: Yellow Kid Press, 1969. (16) pp. 2 1/4 x 2 1/8", oblong; LIMITED FIRST EDITION of 35 copies, this being #2. Printed wrappers with illustrations, letterpress, illustrated throughout, slight 1/16" tear to the top of front and back cover, minor cover discoloration, hand numbered on the colophon, housed in plain envelope with author and title hand-written on it, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Yellow Kid Press 6)

Very scarce copy of the first edition, this is a lovely little alphabet book with adorable cherubs playing within each initial, created by Stephenson, Blake & Co., England.

Yellow Kid Press
$ 210.00 USD

A Christmas Tree

A Christmas Tree

Charles Dickens

Bexhill-on-Sea, UK: Silver Thimble Books, 1982. Unpaginated. Approximately 1 3/4 x 2 1/4". LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies plus reprints, of which this is a reprint. White cloth over boards with embroidered robin design and silver borders, illustrations throughout, clear plastic dust-jacket, housed in black paper-covered slipcase with printed paper label and ribbon pull, in fine condition.

Designed, illustrated, and published by Gordon Murray, the text is photo-reduced calligraphy. The text is an excerpt from Dickens' Household Words, 1850. Gordon Murray was a British television producer and puppeteer. He wrote and produced some of the most popular children's television programs aired in the United Kingdom. After retiring from television in 1982, Gordon produced and distributed more than sixty limited-edition miniature books under the Silver Thimble Books imprint.

Silver Thimble Books
$ 115.00 USD

A Fable of Earth

A Fable of Earth

Leonardo Da Vinci

San Anselmo, CA: Feathered Serpent Press, 1976. (26) pp. 1 3/4 x 2 3/8"; LIMITED EDITION of 275 copies, this being #40. Blue marbled paper boards with printed title label, letterpress, hand-colored woodcut illustrations, signed (initialed) by the publisher on the colophon, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Feathered Serpent Press 1)

Although she often partnered with other miniature book publishers, this is her first book as the sole proprieter of her press. This is about a charming conversation between a toad and a ladybug with an existential twist at the end.

Feathered Serpent Press
$ 55.00 USD

A Hatphabet

A Hatphabet

Frank J. Anderson

Spartanburg, SC: Kitemaug Press, 1996. (27) pp. 3 x 2 1/4", oblong; LIMITED EDITION of 40 copies, this being #13. Purple boards, printed label on cover, letterpress, accordion fold opens up to 76 1/2 inches, hand-colored illustrations, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Kitemaug Press 84)

A lovely ABC book, with each page showing a hat corresponding to the alphabet. A few examples are N is for Night cap, S if for Stetson, and T is for Tam-o-shanter.

Kitemaug Press
$ 50.00 USD