Covent Garden Market; Harrods 1884 'The Baron'; and Christmas Day in the Workhouse (3 volumes)

Covent Garden Market; Harrods 1884 'The Baron'; and Christmas Day in the Workhouse (3 volumes)

$ 235.00 USD

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Bexhill-on-Sea, UK: Silver Thimble Books, 1983. Unpaginated. All approximately 1 5/8 x 2". LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies each. 1) Henry Mayhew (1812 - 1887), "Covent Garden Market, 1851". Green cloth over boards, 3 illustrations including a printed frontispiece and an illustration on the rear paste-down, foot of spine lightly bumped, in fine condition. 2) Gordon Murray, "The Baron". Brown-green cloth over boards, printed color illustration on front cover label, number 4 of 500, signed by Gordon Murray on the limitation page, in fine condition. 3) George Sims, "Christmas Day in the Workhouse". Blue-green narrow corduroy over boards, hand-coloured paper label on front cover, number 13 of 500, signed by Gordon Murray on the limitation page, in fine condition. Black paper covered slipcase houses all three volumes, corners slightly bumped.

Designed, illustrated, and published by Gordon Murray, the text is photo-reduced calligraphy. These books take a fresh look at nineteenth-century British social reformers who applied a scientific approach to societal ills in contemporary culture. These miniature books can be found in the market as singles, but one can find other sets of 3 in slip-case with varying titles in Worldcat. 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.

Publisher
Silver Thimble Books
Binding
Hardcover
Tags
First Edition , Miniature , Signed