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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).

Fisher and Brother

Cluster of Stories for Brother and Sister. Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Baltimore: Fisher and Brother, [1858-1860]. 191 pp. 3-1/16″ x 2-3/8″.
Inscribed to Harriet B. Evans at Christmas 1866. Bound in what was purple cloth, now brown with age, over boards. Title is engraved into back cover, gold stamped on the spine, and both engraved and gold stamped on the front cover. Edges are gilt stamped. Cover is worn and pages are yellowed. B19th Fisher and Brother 11 B1120.

Child’s Life of Franklin. Philadelphia and Baltimore: Fisher and Brother, 1860. 192 pp. 3 1/16″ x 2 3/8″.
Bound in purple cloth with gold design and title stamped on cover. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems. B 19th Fisher and Brother 16 B1149.

My Favorite Story Book. Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, Baltimore: Fisher and Denison, ca. 1858-1861. 192 pp. 2 3/16″ x 2″.
Bound in faded purple cloth with “Favorite Stories” stamped on spine. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems. B 19th this edition not listed.

Philip Hamilton. The Soldier’s Orphan. Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, Baltimore: Fisher and Denison, 1865. 192 pp.
2 3/16 ” x 2″.
Bound in faded purple cloth with title stamped on cover. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems. B 19th Fisher and Brother 27 B1254.

Here a Little and There A Little. Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, 1865. 192 pp. 2 3/16″ x 1 15/16″.
Bound in faded purple cloth with “Little by Little” stamped on cover. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems. B 19th Fisher and Brother 28 B1255.

Wyeth, S. D. Samson, The Scourge of the Philistines. Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, Baltimore: Fisher and Denison, 1865. 192 pp. 2 1/4″ x 2″.
Bound in faded purple cloth with title stamped on cover. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems. B 19th Fisher and Brother 30 B1257.

The Little Treasure. Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, Baltimore: Fisher and Denison, ca1865-1866. 192 pp. 2 3/16″ x 1 15/16″.
Bound in faded purple cloth with title stamped on cover. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems. B 19th Fisher and Brother 32 B1260.

Sherwood, Mrs. The Child’s Keepsake. Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, Baltimore: Fisher and Denison, ca1865-1866. 192 pp. 2 3/16″ x 2″.
Bound in faded purple cloth with title stamped on cover. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems. B19th Fisher and Brother 34 B1262.

Stories that Should be Told. Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, Baltimore: Fisher and Denison, ca1865-1866. 192 pp. 2 3/16″ x 2″.
Bound in faded purple cloth with “Stories For You” stamped on spine. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems. B 19th Fisher and Brother 35 B1263.