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The Preacher and the Moonshiner by Loy Warwick.   Evanston IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1983.


46 pp. letterpress in 6-pt Bondy; decorative “marbled” endpapers; 3 wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain; humorous story originally printed in Esquire Magazine in 1957 titled “Father’s Disreputable Friends”; top edge gilt.  Bound in gilt-stamped avocado green leather; title on spine.

Sarah Chamberlain is a skilled book illustrator who studied with Barry Moser and Leonard Baskin.  She has illustrated several superb miniature books for both Rebecca Press and  Anne and David Bromer.

A limited edition of 225 copies.  Measures 1-11/16″ x 1-1/2″.  Very fine condition.

Regular price is $65.   This week only:  $52 + $3 to mail.  SOLD OUT

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Miniature books are my only business.  From antiquarian rarities to modern artist books, I offer limited editions, micro-miniatures, thumb Bibles, children’s books, ABC books, books on books, etc., etc.  Beautiful books of virtually every genre are available in miniature format.

On the CATALOGS page, you can view pdf versions of over 65 catalogs.  My most recent e-catalogs are on this page.  The e-catalogs are emailed to collectors worldwide and the books tend to sell quickly.  In addition to e-catalogs, there are catalogs listed by publisher and also some specialty catalogs.  It is easy to order a book from any catalog…just call or email me.

There are approximately 1,500 miniature books in my inventory… feel free to ask if you are looking for a specific book. You are also welcome to visit my miniature book library on your next trip to the San Diego area.

If you would like to receive my e-catalogs on the day of issue, please contact me.

Catalog 74 – September 1, 2018, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  November 1, 2018

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Bookbinding Class 2012

I am  a member of the Miniature Book Society (MBS).  For information on joining MBS, go to the MBS WEBSITE .

Recipient of the Miniature Book Society’s Glasgow Cup Award in 2012 and the Norman Forgue Award in 2010.