A delightful miniature by the book artist Carol Cunningham of the Sunflower Press

A history of early seafarers with numerous illustrations. One of our favorite books of hers.
decorative cloth boards, decorative box with a compass inset on the lid, signed, 8 of 30 copies
1995, 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 50 pp.

$195.00 [net]

For more books by this talented artist, please visit our Sunflower Press page

New Additions to Our Selection of

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Deluxe Three Volume Portfolio
The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde (1985)
The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson (1986)
Rosanella by Compte de Caylus (1988)

Rebecca Press
Hyattsville MD

Each volume measures 2 7/8" x 2 1/4" and is bound in full leather with blind embossed titling. Each has a seperate paper folio of print proofs. The containing portfolio is bound in full red leather with a hand carved walnut closure.

Copy 12 of 15 thus. Nightingale is signed by illustrator Alan James Robinson; Rosanella by Sarah Chamberlain

$1,000.00 [net]

Maltryoshka: Russian Nesting Dolls

by Maryline Poole Adams

Poole Press
Berkeley CA, 1993

2 1/2" x 2", 17 pp., full maroon leather portfolio with applied painted wood decoration and gilt titling, containing a series of four matching portfolio boxes, each of which has a small pamphlet of explanatory text applied to the inside front cover, copy 22 of 55

$600.00 [net]



by Susannah Kent

Tarantula Press
Austin TX, 1993

3" x 2 1/2", 25 pages, full blue goatskin boards with a silver gilt spiderweb and hand-painted flowers, purple cloth clam-shell portfolio

A story adapted from "Tales of Greek Mythology" by Katherine Pyle

Copy E of 26 copies thus, signed by the author

$400.00 [net]

A Nest of Robins

Joe D'Ambrosio
Phoenix AZ, 1999

1 1/8" x 1", full leather with applied beads housed in 4 nested clamshell portfolios, the inner three in decorative cloth and the outer with a leather spine and inset diarama

Copy 1 of 50, signed by the author

$600.00 [net]


by Ray Bradbury

Gold Stein Press
Santa Ana CA, 1993

3" x 2 1/4", 12 pp. cloth boards and custom case, printed and bound by Joe D'Ambrosio

Copy 30 of 95, signed by the author and printer

$500.00 [net]

The Goldfish
The Little Princess

By Eleanor Farjeon
Rebecca Press
Hyattsville MD, 1993

3" x 2 3/8", full leather dos a dos binding with blind and gilt decoration and an inset glass half dome covering an illustration on front and back cover; matching decorative secondary cover, all in a clear plex slipcase; color illustrations throughout and two fore-edge paintings

Copy M of 26 thus, signed by the author and publisher

$950.00 [net]

Peter Rabbit Pop-Up

By Beatrix Potter
Barbara Raheb
Agoura Hills CA [1993]

1 3/16" x 1", green pyroxylin with gilt titling, with five hand-colored pop-up illustrations; Bradbury notes a limitation of 150 copies, but it is more likely far fewer copies were actually produced



We are please to offer more of Barbara's very desirable deluxe miniatures featuring hand-coloring and pop-up constructions, as well as several special titles with accompanying miniature dolls and figurines. Click HERE to go see her beautiful books.

Fans and the Languge of Fans

Barbara Raheb
Agoura Hills CA [1995]

15/16" x 5/8", black pyroxylin with gilt titling and applied jewel, in the original package, together with a hand-painted, hand-carved miniature fan with jewel pivot in a sealed plastic display case (Barbara recommended not opening it). One of possibly 6 copies, but to the best of my knowledge, this is the first offered for sale.

$950.00 [net]

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

By Andersen, Hans Christian
Barbara Raheb
Agoura Hills CA [1977]

1 3/16" x 1", red pyroxylin with gilt titling, on the original showcard, together with a boxed set of hand-painted miniature toy soldiers

$350.00 [net]


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Medieval Music

Illustrated by Marian Byrne

The Final Score, 2008

3" x 2 3/4", full blue leather boards with a small inset brass trifoil; blue cloth portfolio

This is a one-of-a-kind variant binding of an edition limited to 5 copies. Text printed on vellum with facing full page hand-painted and gilt illustrations of medieval musicians. A working miniature recorder is included in a seperate compartment

signed by the illustrator and publisher


Shakespeare's Flora

Illustrated by Marian Byrne

The Final Score, 2010

3" x 2 3/4", full black leather boards with an inset petit-point panel of a flower garden; green cloth portfolio

This is a one-of-a-kind variant binding of an edition limited to 7 copies. Text printed on vellum with facing full page hand-painted floral illustrations with decorative gilt borders

signed by the illustrator and publisher


Oh, These Vanities
Some Thoughts on the Subject of Hats

by Carmen Voss

We have recently acquired two copies of this tour de force suite comprising two volumes of text and plates, a portfolio of ten original paintings of historic hats, and a one-of-a-kind miniature hat.

Witty in All the Right Places
Patterned cotton, satin crown with grosgrain ribbon and painted fabric flower

The Assembled Suite

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Walking in Dignity and Grace
Painted velvet with applied Swarovski jewels; satin crown and ribbon, painted fabric flowers

The text and plate volumes measure 2 7/8" x 2 1/4" and are quarter bound in maroon leather and printed paper over boards. The 50 page text volume is set in eight point Monotype Garamont and printed by letterpress in three colors throughout, with seven tipped-in illustrations. The volume of plates includes an additional twenty-four tipped-in illustrations and one folded insert. Both were produced using archival quality acid-free materials, as were all parts of the suite.

The portfolio of original paintings measures 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" and is also quarter bound in leather. The dry-brush gouache images, done on Arches hot press watercolor paper, were selected as iconic designs in the history of hats and painted by Carmen Voss. Each is identified by style and date on the back and signed by the artist.

Last, but by no means least, each suite comes with a unique, hand-made miniature hat in its own hat box. The hats, measuring 2 1/4" in diameter, were made using a variety of brilliant fabrics, feathers, and ribbons. The hat boxes have ribbon ties and lables printed with the hat's title.

The suite is housed in a 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" x 4" drop-front and lid box with ribbon ties.

The edition was designed, printed and bound by Wm Erik Voss at the Lyceum Press and was limited to 15 unique copies.


I Dated Oppenheimer

By Gloria Stuart

Imprenta Glorias, Los Angeles CA
2 1/2" x 3", 38 pages, decorative paper boards

At the time of her death, Academy Award nominated actress Gloria Stuart was at work on a new miniature book recounting her date with the famous physicist while a college student at Cal Berkeley. Under the direction of her daughter, Sylvia Thompson Park, the book has now been completed and is available exclusively through Lorson's Books.

The edition is limited to fifty copies and was printed by John Robinson at the Tortoise Press and bound by Allwyn O'Mara. Each copy contains nine tipped-in studio portrait shots of Gloria, which have never been published before now.


Copies can be order by email, by calling us at 657.217.5509, or by writing to Lorson's Books
861 Cheshire Lane, La Habra CA 90631




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