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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.

Lime Rock Press

Salisbury, CT

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Thomas, Dylan. Holiday Memory. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1980. 32 pp. 2 1/2″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: One hundred and twenty-five copies of this book were published by Lime Rock Press, Inc. of Salisbury, Connecticut, in 1979. The typeface used throughout is Italian Garamond. The paper is 100% rag Arches laid text made in France. The printing and binding were done by the undersigned. Signed by Gabriel Seymour and David Bourbeau. The Regular Edition is numbered 1 to 100. The Deluxe Edition is numbered I to XXV. This is copy number 28. Marbled end papers. Kept in a velour drawstring pouch. Title stamped in gold on brown leather spine. (The Deluxe edition has matching portfolio with 4 black and white photographs of area in Wales, $195). B20th 1/2885.

Hess, Lynn. Where Tigers Roar in Silence. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1980. 32 pp. 2 13/16″ x 2 11/16″. Paper wrappers, cloth box. Illustrated by Catryna Ten Eyck. 999 copies. Signed by author. B20th 2/1400.

Twain, Mark. A Mark Twain Sampler. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1980. 64 pp. 3″ x 2 1/2″. Colophon: One thousand and one copies of this volume were published by Lime Rock Press Inc., Salisbury, Connecticut 06068 as a Christmas keepsake for 1980. The text was set by computerized photocomposition in 6 point Palatino Roman at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and was printed by offset lithography at Ann Arbor, Michigan on 60 lb acid-free Warren’s “66” natural wove paper. Signed by Catryna Ten Eyck, artist. Printed beneath a continuous line drawing of the Mississippi River shoreline. Specially designed hand-marbled paper wrappers. B20th 3/2968.

Caesar, Augustus. Caesar Augustus in Rome. (Capsule History of Public Libraries). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 24 pp. 7/8″ x 7/8″. 99 copies. B20th 4/568.

Bray, Thomas. America’s First Libraries. (Capsule History of Public Libraries). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 24 pp. 7/8″ x 7/8″. 99 copies. B20th 5/495.

Bingham, Caleb. Caleb Bringham’s Dream. (Capsule History of Public Libraries). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 24 pp. 7/8″ x 7/8″. 99 copies. B20th 6/425.

Carnegie, Andrew. Young Man from Dunfermline. (Capsule History of Public Libraries). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 24 pp. 7/8″ x 7/8″. Four sub-miniature volumes hand sewn and covered in fine-combed French marbled paper. Adapted from the miniature folders distributed at the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services in November 1979 by the Urban Libraries Council, and published in response to requests to provide the material in bound format. The text reflects various key periods in the history of public libraries. 99 copies. B20th 7/598.

Henry, Patrick. Patrick Henry, March 28, 1775. (Great American Speeches series). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 25 pp. 1″ x 1″. Gilt leather (two bindings: one in suede, the other in cowhide). All photographically reduced and printed by offset lithography. Each bound in brown cowhide with signature of speaker stamped in gold on the front cover. B20th 8/1392.

Adams, Samuel. Samuel Adams, April 1, 1776. (Great American Speeches series). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 25 pp. 1″ x 1″. Gilt leather (two bindings: one in suede, the other in cowhide). All photographically reduced and printed by offset lithography. Each bound in brown cowhide with signature of speaker stamped in gold on the front cover. B20th 9/30.

Franklin, Benjamin. Benjamin Franklin, September 17, 1787. (Great American Speeches series). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 25 pp. 1″ x 1″. Gilt leather (two bindings: one in suede, the other in cowhide). All photographically reduced and printed by offset lithography. Each bound in brown cowhide with signature of speaker stamped in gold on the front cover. B20th 10/1131.

Washington, George. George Washington, April 30, 1789. (Great American Speeches series). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 25 pp. 1″ x 1″. Gilt leather (two bindings: one in suede, the other in cowhide). All photographically reduced and printed by offset lithography. Each bound in brown cowhide with signature of speaker stamped in gold on the front cover. B20th 11/3062.

Grey, Zane. The Lord of Lackawaxen Creek. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 64 pp. 3″ x 2 1/2″. Colophon: One thousand and one copies of this volume were published by Lime Rock Press, Inc., of Salisbury, Connecticut 06068 as a Christmas keepsake of 1981. The text was set by computerized photocomposition in 6 point Century Schoolbook Roman at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and was printed by offset lithography at Ann Arbor, Michigan on 60 pound acid-free Warren’s “66” natural wove paper. Illustrations and hand-marbled paper wrappers by Catryna Ten Eyck. B20th 12/1247.

Seymour, Whitney North Jr. (compiler). The Corkscrew Book. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 16 pp. 2 15/16″ x 7/8″. Paper wrappers contained in handle of a corkscrew, velour bag. Proverbs from different nations on the pros and cons of spirituous drink. Book tucks neatly into the handle of a highly efficient amber-colored Italian corkscrew. B20th 13/2672.

Seymour, Whitney North Jr. (compiler). Thoughts from the Cork. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1981. 28 pp. 1 3/4″ x 7/8″. Whimsy for wine lovers. A collection of sayings by famous people about the pitfalls and pleasures of the grape. Printed in miniature format using two halves of a wine cork as covers. Kept inside a clear plastic case for safekeeping and display that is enclosed by original paper wrap. B20th 14/2674.

Frost, Robert. Spring Pools. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1983. 64 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/4″. Letterpress, cloth box with gilt leather label. Edition of 150 signed and numbered copies. B20th 15/1149.

Twain, Mark. Adam’s Diary. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1983. 36 pp. 2 3/8″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Published as a labor of love by Lime Rock Press, Inc., Mount Riga Road, Box 363, Salisbury, Connecticut 06068. The Regular edition, limited to 100 copies, is numbered 1 to 100. The Deluxe Edition, of 25 copies, is numbered I to XXV. This is copy number 25. Signed C.T. Eyck. The text is set in 6 point Italian Garamond. Printed by letterpress at Pocketknife Square, Lakeville, Connecticut, on all rag Arches laid text paper made in France. Entirely bound by hand by the undersigned. Barbara Blumenthal. Diary allegedly kept by the male inhabitant of the Garden of Eden. Written as a gift for the author’s wife. Illustrated by Catryna Ten Eyck. Cloth bound, illustrated end papers. The deluxe edition included marbled covered boards and matching portfolio of miniature etchings based on book illustrations, fitted into a wooden box with brass heart on the lid, $195. B20th 16/2952.

Seymour, Whitney North Jr. A Little Bit of History About Very Small Books. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, (1983). 6 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. B20th 17/2673.

Wister, Owen. The Frog Ranch, a Battle of Tal Tales in the Old West. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 64 pp. 2 1/8″ x 2 1/2″. Colophon: Published by Lime Rock Press in 1985 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Owen Wister’s first visit to the West, setting the stage for his invention a new literary art form-the Western novel. the text was set by computerized photocomposition in 6 point Cantury Roman at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and printed by offset lithography at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Signed by Catryna Ten Eyck. Drawings by Catryna Ten Eyck. Excerpted from Wister’s classic Western novel, The Virginian, this volume contains an amazing collection of exaggerations and lies swapped between cowhands to establish who is the most gullible. Be careful it doesn’t turn out to be you. Bound in hand-marbled paper by Catryna Ten Eyck. B20th 18/3296.

Seymour, Whitney North Jr. (compiler). The Whiskey Drinker’s Companion. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 64 pp. 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Colophon: Published by Lime Rock Press in 1985. The text was set by computerized photocomposition in 6 point Century Oldestyle at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and printed by offset lithography at Ann Arbor, Michigan on 60 pound acid-free Warren’s “66” natural wove paper. A compendium of Toasts, Poems, Anecdotes, Songs and Recitations about Intoxicating Beverage. Kept in a clear slipcase. B20th 19/2675.

Barnum, Phineas Taylor. Barnum’s Secrets, the Advertising and Promotion Techniques of Phineas Taylor Barnum. Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 64 pp. 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Colophon: Published by Lime Rock Press in 1985. The text was set by computerized photocomposition in 6 point Palatino Roman at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and printed by offset lithography at Ann Arbor, Michigan on 60 pound acid-free Warren’s “66” natural wove paper. A fascinating expose in Barnum’s own words of how he fooled the public and kept them coming back for more and more. Book contains a secret message which can only be read with the aid of a mirror. Bound in orange paper book cover with hand colored drawings by Catryna Ten Eyck. B20th 20/286.

Franklin, Benjamin. 13 Virutes and Precepts. (Founding Fathers’ Rule Book series). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 64 pp. 2 1/8″ x 2 1/2″. B20th 21/1138.

Washington, George. 14 Rules of Civility. (Founding Fathers’ Rule Book series). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 64 pp. 2 1/8″ x 1 1/2″. B20th 22/3061.

Jefferson, Thomas. 12 Canons of Conduct. (Founding Fathers’ Rule Book series). Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock press, 1985. 64 pp. 2 1/8″ x 1 1/2″. Colophon: Published by Lime Rock Press in 1986. The text was set by computerized photocomposition in 6 point Garamond Light at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and printed by offset lithography at Ann Arbor, Michigan on 60 pound acid-free Warren’s “66” natural wove paper. Created by reproducing original handwritten text as well as printed typeset version. All kept in a clear plastic slipcase. B20th 23/1606.