Advice from a Caterpillar; The Walrus and the Carpenter; and Pig and Pepper (3 volumes)

Advice from a Caterpillar; The Walrus and the Carpenter; and Pig and Pepper (3 volumes)

$ 250.00 USD

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Bexhill-on-Sea, UK: Silver Thimble Books, 1983-1984. All approximately 1 11/16 x 2 1/8". LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies each. 1) "Advice from a Caterpillar", 1983. No. 7 of 150 copies, [48] pp., orange cloth over boards, printed and hand-colored front cover label, signed by Gordon Murray on the limitation page, hand-colored illustrations throughout after John Tenniel, clean and unmarked, in fine condition. 2) "The Walrus and the Carpenter", 1983. No. 79 of 150 copies, [44] pp., teal cloth over boards, printed and hand-colored front cover label, signed by Gordon Murray on the limitation page, hand-colored illustrations throughout, clean and unmarked, in fine condition. 3) "Pig and Pepper", 1984. No. 5 of 150 copies, [44] pp., gold cloth over boards, printed and hand-colored front cover label, signed by Gordon Murray on the limitation page, hand-colored illustrations throughout after John Tenniel, clean and unmarked, in fine condition. All items housed in a black paper-covered slipcase with pull ribbon, oval printed paper label on one side, corners slightly bumped.

"Advice from a Caterpillar" and "Pig and Pepper" are excerpts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865. The Walrus and the Caterpillar is an excerpt from Through the Looking Glass, 1872. Designed, illustrated, and published by Gordon Murray, the text is photo-reduced calligraphy. 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