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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 York: Phillips and Hunt

Cincinnati: Cranston and Stowe,Cincinnati: Walden and Stowe

Ranger, Robin. Hawks and Owls. New York: Phillips and Hunt, Cincinnati: Walden and Stowe, n.d. 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. 63pp.
Red cloth blind stamped on front and back covers, gold stamped title and decoration on spine. B19th publisher not listed. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Ranger, Robin. Swimming Birds. New York: Phillips and Hunt, Cincinnati: Cranston and Stowe, n.d. 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. 63pp.
Dark brown cloth blind stamped on front and back covers, gold stamped title and decoration on spine. B19th publisher not listed. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Ranger, Robin. Tooth-Billed Birds. New York: Phillips and Hunt, Cincinnati: Cranston and Stowe, n.d. 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. 64pp.
Dark green cloth blind stamped on front and back covers, gold stamped title and decoration on spine. B19th publisher not listed. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Ranger, Robin. Vultures and Eagles. New York: Phillips and Hunt, Cincinnati: Cranston and Stowe, n.d. 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. 63pp.
Maroon cloth blind stamped on front and back covers, gold stamped title and decoration on spine. B19th publisher not listed. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Ranger, Robin. Wading Birds. New York: Phillips and Hunt, Cincinnati: Cranston and Stowe, n.d. 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. 62pp.
Light brown cloth blind stamped on front and back covers, gold stamped title and decoration on spine. B19th publisher not listed. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.