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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Charles F. Lummis

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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).

Charles F. Lummis

Chilicothe, OH

Lummis, Charles F. Birch Bark Poems, 1880. Chillicothe, OH: Seventh Thousand,1882. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″.
Printed on birch bark. Wrappers illustrated both front and rear. B19th 2/B1390

Lummis, Charles F. Birch Bark Poems, Vol. 1, Chillicothe, OH: 1883. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″. [Dated on verso of cover; thousandth not mentioned; this issue not identified by Bradbury].

Lummis, Charles F. Birch Bark Poems, Vol. 1. Chillicothe, OH: Eighth Thousand, 1883. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″.
Printed on birch bark. Wrappers illustrated both front and rear. B19th 4/B1398

Lummis, Charles F. Birch Bark Poems, Vol. 1. Chillicothe, OH: Ninth Thousand, 1884. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″.
Printed on birch bark. Wrappers illustrated both front and rear. B19th 5/B1407.