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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.

Little Farm Press

Jane W. Conneen

Bath, PA

1988-

Conneen, Jane. Winding Roads of Ireland. Bath, PA: Little Farm Workshop, 1990. 26 pp. 2″ x 2 3/8″. Cloth boards, printed labels. Hand-colored etchings by author. #17 of 150 signed. B20th 1/751.

Conneen, Jane. Language of Herbs. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1990. 28 pp. 1 13/16″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: Printed by Gocco Printer on Dresden Ingres paper. Of 150 copies this is copy number 27. Signed by Conneen. Paper over boards with labels on front cover and spine in paper wrapper. B20th 2/740.

Conneen, Jane W. The Thistle of Scotland. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1990. 12 pp. 1 7/8″ x 1 3/4″. Paper wrappers, printed paper label. Hand-colored line drawings by author. 200 copies. B20th 3/746.

Conneen, Jane. Language of Herbs II. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1991. 28 pp. 1 13/16″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: Printed by Gocco on Dresden Ingres. Of 150 copies this is #6. With hand colored etchings of herbs. Bound in green paper over boards with labels on spine and cover. In a sleeve. Signed by author. B20th 4/741.

Conneen, Jane W. Violets. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press. 1993. 27 pp. 2 ¼” x 2 1/8″. Colophon: This book has been printed by Gocco on Dresden Ingres. The edition is 100 with an extra 25 copies hors de commerce. This is copy number 10. Signed Jane Conneen. Contains 15 hand colored illustrations. Bound in violet cloth with specially designed end papers. In lighter purple slip case with picture of a violet on the front. B20th 6/748.

Conneen, Jane W. Staithes: A Story of a Yorkshire Fishing Village. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1991. 28 pp. 2 3/8″ x 2 1/4″. Colophon: Printed by letterpress at the Bath Home News. The paper is Arches Text wove. Of an edition of 125 this is copy #21. Contains 10 hand-colored illustrations of which two are double-paged. Bound in gray with a specially designed end papers printed by Gocco. White title labels affixed to the front cover and spine. Kept inside a orange-brown paper slipcover with a white title label affixed to it. B20th 7/744.

Conneen, Jane W. Violet, State Flower of Illinois. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1993. 4 pp. 2 3/16″ x 2 1/16″. Paper wrappers, hand-colored line drawings by author. #47 of 150. Green cover with gold print. Signed by Janet Coreen. B20th 8/747.

Conneen, Jane. Language of Herbs III. Bath PA: Little Farm Press, 1994. 27 pp. 1 3/4″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: Printed by Gocco on Dresden Ingres. Bound in Moss Green Ingres. With ten hand-colored illustrations. Of 125 copies this is # 13. Signed by author. B20th 9/742.

Conneen, Jane. In Praise of Strawberries: Their History and Uses. Bath PA: Little Farm Press, 1994. 27 pp. 2 3/8″ x 2 ¼ “. Colophon: Printed by Gocco on Dresden Ingres, with hand colored illustrations. Bound by Don Rash. Of an edition of 125 this is copy number 2. Bound in tiny strawberry print on a navy blue background. In red slipcase. Hand-colored line drawings by author. Signed by Conneen. B20th 11/739.

Conneen, Jane W. Covered Bridges of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1996. 27 pp. 2″ x 2 5/16″. Colophon: Printed by etching press on Richard de Bas Canton. Of an edition of 30 this is copy number 11. Letterpress and paper boards by Don Rash, beige slipcase. Hand-colored line drawings by author. Signed by Conneen. B20th 12/737.

Conneen, Jane W. Bethlehem of Pennsylvania. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1997. (12) pp. 2 1/8″ x 2 1/4″. Of 175 copies, this is copy #57. Signed by Jane Conneen. B20th 15/736.

Conneen, Jane W. The Star Spangled Banner (And Its Antecedents). Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1999. 26 pp. 2″ x 2 5/8″. Colophon: 75 copies have been printed by Gocco on Hahnemuhle Ingres, and hand colored. There are an extra 25 copies hors de commerce. This is copy #19. With 13 hand-coloured illustrations and specially designed red and white striped paste paper end papers. Bound in a “star-spangled” navy blue cloth over boards. Red slipcase. Enclosed in a dark blue wooden box with a star cut-out on the top. Signed by author. B20th 17/745.

Conneen, Jane W. Ten Days in Assisi. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 2000. 2 5/16″ x 2 5/8″. Colophon: Condensed from Jane Conneen’s Journal of ten wonderful days in Assisi. Printed by Gocco on Hahnemuhle Ingres. Hand-coloured illustrations. Of an edition of 75 (plus 25 hours of commerce) this is copy 7. Signed by author. B20th: Not listed.

Conclave Keepsakes. Each year the Miniature Book Society holds an annual gathering of members; these annual meetings are referred to as “Conclaves.”

Conclave III, held in Burbank, California. 1985. “Eschscholtzia, California Poppy.” 1 5/16″ x 1 1/4″. Number 47 of 150 signed by Jane Conneen. B20th: Not listed.

Conclave IV, held in Washington, D.C. 1986. Handcolored drawing of a rose. Number 16 of 200 signed by Jane Conneen. B20th: Not listed.

Conclave IX, held in Williamsburg, Virginia. 1991. Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1991. 4 pp. 2 1/16″ x 1 7/8″. Printed by Gocco. Of an edition of 150, this is 3116. Signed by Jane Conneen. B20th: Not listed.