CARROLL, Lewis. The Walrus and the Carpenter. Bexhill-on-Sea: Silver Thimble Books, 1983.
Miniature Book 4 x 5.3cm approx; blue cloth with hand-coloured paper label to upper board; unpaginated [XLVI] french-fold pages, with numerous black-and-white illustrations throughout; a fine example.
Limited to 150 copies, hand-bound and hand-coloured by Gordon Murray. A charming satirical poem originally taken from Through the Looking Glass.
Gordon Murray was an english puppeteer, puppet maker, sculptor, film and television producer, author, wordsmith, bookmaker, and actor. At the age of 61 he founded the Silver Thimble Books imprint, where he utilised his intricate puppet-making skills to produce over sixty limited-edition miniature books, which were all hand-bound and embellished. This example, with photo-reduced calligraphy, was produced in his second year of book production, yet already contains the skill and attention to detail which later made his books highly sought-after collectibles. A complete collection of books produced under the Silver Thimble imprint can be found in the Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books at the Special Collections Department, University of Iowa.