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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Boston: J. Buffum

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The portion of this website in front of you brings together in preliminary fashion a variety of lists and descriptions for United States Miniature Books published before 1901 (or by a publisher whose output largely dates before 1901). The books have been organized, generally, by press or publisher as described in Robert C. Bradbury’s Antique United States Miniature Books, 1690-1900 (No. Clarendon, Vermont: The Microbibliophile, 2001). This page describes titles held by the University of Iowa Libraries for the presses or publishers described below. The descriptions generally follow Bradbury’s format: Author. Title. Imprint (if it varies from the heading), date. Size in inches. Number of pages. Brief physical description. Illustrations note. Copy # of [##] copies (when known)..

Boston: J. Buffum

Friendship’s Jewel. Boston: J. Buffum, 11 Cornhill, 1851. 96 pp. 3 1/4″ x 2 1/8″.
Edited by J.S.A. Stereotyped and printed by C.C.P. Moody. Bound in red cloth with gold stamped title and decoration on front cover and spine. Blind stamped decoration on back cover. Gilt edges. B19th not listed with this title.

Friendship’s Jewel: A Gift of Remembrance. Boston: J. Buffum, 11 Cornhill, 1851. 96pp. 3 1/8″ x 2 1/4″.
Edited by J.S.A. Stereotyped and printed by C.C.P. Moody. Bound in red cloth with gold stamped title and decoration on front cover and spine. Blind stamped decoration on back cover. Gilt edges. B19th Buffum 10 B915. Gift of Carol Kappel in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Friendship’s Jewel. B 19th not listed with this title.
Friendship’s Jewel: A Gift of Remembrance, Bradbury 19th J. Buffum 10 B915.
Friendship’s Jewel: A Gift of Remembrance, Bradbury 19th J. Buffum 11 B916.

 

Friendship’s Jewel: A Gift of Remembrance. Boston: J. Buffum, 11 Cornhill, 1851. 96pp. 3 1/8″ x 2 1/4″.
Edited by J.S.A. Bound in brown cloth with gold stamped title and decoration on front cover and spine. Blind stamped back cover. Gilt edges. B19th Buffum 11 B916. Gift of Carol Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Golden Vase, A Miniature Gift. Boston: J. Buffum, 23 Cornhill, [1851]. 96pp. 3 1/8″ x 2 1/4″
Bound in red cloth with gold stamped title and decoration on front cover. Blind stamped back cover. B19th not listed. Gift of Carol Kappel in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Golden Vase, A Miniature Gift.
B 19th not listed.

The Offering. Boston: J. Buffum, 11 Cornhill, [1852]. 84 pp. 3 1/8″ x 2 1/4″.
Edited by S.C. Carter. Andover: J.D. Flagg stereotyper and printer. Bound in red cloth with gold stamped title and decorations and front cover and spine. Blind stamped back cover. Binding rubbed and worn. Gilt edges. B19th Buffum 21 B977.

The Offering. Boston: J. Buffum, 11 Cornhill, [1852]. 84 pp. 3 1/8″ x 2 1/4″.
Edited by S.C. Carter. Andover: J.D. Flagg stereotyper and printer. Bound in red cloth with gold stamped title and decorations on front cover and spine. Blind stamped back cover. Gilt edges. B19th Buffum 21 B977. Gift of Carol Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

The Offering. B19th Buffum 21 B977.
The Offering. B19th not listed.
The Offering. B19th not listed.

 

The Offering. Boston: J. Buffum, 11 Cornhill, [1852]. 82pp. 3 1/8″ x 2 1/4″.
Edited by S.C. Carter. Andover: J.D. Flagg stereotyper and printer. Bound in green cloth with gold stamped title and decoration on front cover and spine. Blind stamped back cover. Gilt edges. Text block reversed in case. B19th not listed.

Vase of Flowers. Edited by Anna Elizabeth. Boston: J. Buffum, 11 Cornhill, 1851. Stereotyped by Hobart and Robbins.
3 1/8″ x 2 15/16″, 96p.
Bound in brown cloth with gilt. xPZ 5.V444. B 19th B926.