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New Haven Imprints

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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).

New Haven Imprints

The Little Sisters; or, Goodness Rewarded [or, Emma and Caroline]. New Haven, S. Babcock, 1836. 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. 16pp. Blue paper wrappers. Welsh 4499. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Barbauld, Mrs. Hymns for Children in Prose. New Haven, CT: S. Babcock, 1840. 2 7/8″ x 1 13/16″. 8pp.
Lacks pictorial wrapper. B19th Babcock 23 B620.

Barbauld, Mrs. Hymns for Children in Prose. New Haven, CT: S. Babcock, n.d. 2 7/8″ x 1 13/16″. 8pp.
B19th not listed.

The Life of Our Savior. New Haven, CT: S. Babcock, c. 1840. 2 7/8″ x 1 7/8″.8pp.
Pink pictorial wrappers. B19th Babcock 28 B665.

Passion and Punishment: a Tale for Little Girls. New Haven, CT: S. Babcock, c1840. 1 3/16″ x 2 15/16″. 8pp.
Chap Book. Yellow pictorial wrappers. B19th Babcock 30 B677.

Rhymes for Nursery. New Haven: Sidney Babcock, 1842. 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″. 16pp.
Miniature Chap Book in pink pictorial wraps. B19th Babcock 48 B725.

Passion and Punishment: A Tale for Little Girls. New Haven, CT: S. Babcock, 1843. 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″. 8pp.
Chap Book. Green pictorial wrappers. B19th this edition not listed.