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Lilliputter Press

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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 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.

Lilliputter Press

Woodstock, VT

1960-1979

Adomeit, Ruth, and Frank Teagle. The Little Cookie Book. Woodstock, VT: Lilliputter Press, 1960. 91 pp. 2 3/8″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: A batch of 2,000 of this book has been baked on Warren’s Thintext paper by The Elm Tree Press of Woodstock, Vermont. The type is 6 point Caledonia with Garamond frosting. The binding was cooked up by The Vermont Bindery of Woodstock and applied by the New Hampshire Bindery Concord, New Hampshire. “31 Favorite Recipes of a Minibibliophile.” Illustrations by Helen B. Herrick. Bound in yellow cloth with green spine. Illustrated end papers prined in blue with the various vignettes contained in the book. B20th 1.

The Lilliputter Christmas Hymnal. Woodstock, VT: Lilliputter Press, 1961. 16pp. 3″ x 2-1/16″. This miniature edition of old familiar hymns of Christmas is reproduced by RHODA & FRANK TEAGLE as their 1961 greeting to all their friends. The carol’s original format was made possible by The International Paper Co. Bound in stiff beige paper covers with red spine and red tipped corners. Title printed in green on the front cover. B20th 3.

Miller, William Robert. Pious Jingle Bells and the Coming of Christ. Woodstock, VT: Lilliputter Press, 1966. 15 pp. 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″. Reprinted by permission from the December 1966 United Church Herald. Green printed wrappers. B20th 5.

Bassett, Roy. The Only Way, a Christmas Reflection for 1979. Woodstock, VT: Lilliputter Press, 1979. 8 pp. 3″ x 2-1/8″. This little volume comes to you from Rhoda and Frank Teagle in celebration of Christmas Day, 1979. It represents an international effort, however, since it combines the pens of Rev. Roy Bassett, Methodist minister of Ballinger, Texas, and of Mme. Annie Vallotton, Swiss artist, author and illustrator of many books and songs for children, who now lives in Vincennes, east of Paris. Rev. Bassett’s contribution appeared as the devotion for 27 December 1978 in THESE DAYS, and is reprinted as our greeting by kind permission of its publisher, Michael Bergamo. Mme. Vallotton created the frontispiece specially for us. We are proud to give wider acclaim to her contribution which will be recognized by many as an example of her illustrations that sparkle anonymously throughout the pages of THE GOOD NEWS BIBLE in Today’s English Version, published by the American Bible Society in 1976. Bound in stiff green paper covers with the title printed on the front in red. B20th 6.

Miniature Book Collector Quarterly. Woodstock, VT: Lilliputter Press, 1960-1961. 4″ x 3 3/8″. Published by Achille St. Onge in Worchester, MA. 6 issues and an index. Edited by Ruth E. Adomeit. Bound in heavy paper and stapled. B20th: not listed; item is filed under St. Onge.