Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

John L. Boulette

Return to: 20th Century U. S. Imprints in the Smith Collection

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 during the Twentieth Century. The books have then been organized by press or publisher as described in Robert C. Bradbury’s Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books (No. Clarendon, Vermont: The Microbibliophile, 2000). This page describes titles held by the University of Iowa Libraries for the press or publisher 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.

John L. Boulette

Millbury, MA


Barrington, Lois Hall. My Grandfather was a Yankee Peddler.Millbury: Boulette Private Press, 1962. 27 pp., 2 7/8″ x 2 1/16″. Colphon: Two years, in its completion. due to being a Private Hobby Printer. This book of the press was started in the spring of 1962, and is now finish this day, Feb 25th. 1964. 300 copies of this miniature have been printed from hand set foundry type, and was hand sewed and bound. This is book number 140. French fold. Bound in red composition. B20th 1/ 290.

Boulette, John L. 225 Years of The Year-Day-Month 1776-2000. Milbury, MA: Hour Glass Press, 1978. 51 pp., 3″ x 2 1/4″. 450 copies of this Miniature was printed from hand-set foundry type, and was hand sewed and bound. This book is number 4. A perpetual calendar. Signed by Boulette. Bound in brown synthetic fabric with fuscia end papers. B20th 2/477.