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Henry Altemus Company

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.

Henry Altemus Company


Gray, Thomas. Elegy Written in a Country Church-yard; Ode on the Spring; and Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, nd [circa 1906]. 2 3/4 x 2 1/4″. 71pp.
Gilt leather, frontispiece, original paper covered gift box. Varient of B20th Altemus 4. Gift of Calvin Horace Mann III in memory of Helen Wilcox Shawan Mann.

Tennyson, Alfred. A Dream of Fair Women. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1906. 2 3/4″ x 2 3/16″. 76pp.
B20th Altemus 5 B2861. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.