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The Piso Company

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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).

The Piso Company

Warren, PA

1897-

Before about 1897, this company was knows as the E.T. Hazeltine Company.
See the earlier company page for desciription of almanacs and other books in the same series

The “Pocket-book Almanacs” measure about 1 3/8 x 2″. All have pictorial wrappers:

The Piso Pocket-Book Almanac for 1897. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1896]. Ninteenth series.
B19th: Not listed

The Piso Pocket-Book Almanac for 1898. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1897]. Twentieth series.
B19th: 21/B1609

The Piso Pocket-Book Almanac for 1899. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1898]. Twenty-first series.
Two copies. B19th 22/B1618

The Piso Pocket-Book Almanac for 1900. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1899]. Twenty-second series.
B19th 23/B1620

The Piso Pocket-Book Almanac for 1901. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1900]. Twenty-third series.
B19th 24/B1625

The Piso Pocket-Book Almanac for 1902. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1901]. Twenty-fourth series. Two copies.
This and later editions are not described by Bradbury.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac for 1903. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1902]. Twenty-fifth series.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac for 1904. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1903]. Twenty-sixth series.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac for 1905. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1904]. Twenty-seventh series. Two copies, one with name of Mt. Vernon, IA, druggists Bedier & Van Danselaar. A third copy, with printed name of C.K. Kain, Deep River, Iowa, gift of Fred Crane (2005).

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac 1906. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1905]. Twenty-eighth series. Two copies.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac 1907. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1906]. Twenty-ninth series.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac 1908. Warren PA: The Piso Company, [1907]. 30th Series; 270th million. Gift of Gerry Weatherly (2008).

Piso’s 1910 Pocket-Book Almanac. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1909]. Thirty-second series.

Piso’s 1911 Pocket-Book Almanac. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1910]. Thirty-third series.

Piso’s 1912 Pocket-Book Almanac. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1911]. Thirty-fourth series.

Piso’s 1913 Pocket-Book Almanac. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, [1912]. Thirty-fifth series.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac 1914. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, 1914. Thirty-sixth series.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac 1915. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, 1915. Thirty-seventh series.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac 1916. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, 1916. Thirty-eighth series.

Piso’s Pocket-Book Almanac 1917. Warren, PA: The Piso Company, 1917. Thirty-ninth series.