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Robert L. Merriam

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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.

Robert L. Merriam

Conway, MA

1975-

Merriam, Robert L. Pleasant Beth. Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1975. 24 pp. 2 3/8″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: One thousand copies of this book have been printed from Impressum type on Classic Laid paper by the Franklin County Press, Inc., Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Cream colored paper cover, tied with green yearn in yellow slipcase with printed label. 900 copies. B20th 1/2068.

Merriam, Robert L. The Darling Twins. Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1976. 25 pp. 2 3/8″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: One thousand copies of this book have been printed from Impressum type on Classic Laid paper by the Franklin County Press, Inc., Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Illustrated by Elizabeth C. Shannon. Bound with a yellow paper cover with the title printed in black on the front cover. Tied together with a green piece of yarn. Enclosed inside a blue slipcase with a white title label affixed to the front. B20th 2/2060.

Merriam, Robert L. John Carson. Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1977. 23 pp. 2 3/8″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: One thousand copies of this book have been printed from Impressum type on Classic Laid paper by the Franklin County Press, Inc., Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Illustrated by Ronald Evans. Bound in stiff blue paper covers with the title printed in black on the front cover. Text is held together by two staples. Enclosed inside a yellow slipcase with a white title label affixed to the front. B20th 3/2064.

Merriam, Robert L. A Bibliographical Record of the Reverend John Williams (1664-1729). Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1977. 22 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/16″. Colophon: This edition printed by Pioneer Litho Inc., of Turner Falls, Massachusetts, on Warren Olde Style 70# Wove, has been bound by hand, and is limited to 350 signed and numbered copies. This is copy #1, signed by Robert Merriam. Bound in blue cloth over boards with the title stamed in gold on the front cover. B20th 4/2059.

Merriam, Robert L. Moses Washington. Conway, MA: Moses Washington, 1978. 31 pp. 2 3/8″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: One thousand copies of this book have been printed from Regal type on Laid paper by the E.A. Hall and Co. Inc. Greenfield, Massachusetts. Gray paper bindings in yellow slip case with label. B20th 5/2067.

Merriam, Robert L. J. Hamilton Rose.Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1979. 29 pp. 2 3/8″ x 1 5/8″. Colophon: One thousand copies of this book have been printed from Regal type on Laid paper by the E.A. Hall & Co., Inc., Greenfield, Massachusetts. Illustrations by John Prushinski. Text is stapled together with a tan paper cover. Enclosed inside an orange slipcase with a white title label affixed to the front cover. B20th 6/2063.

Merriam, Robert L. Curious Emily. Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1980. 29 pp. 2 3/8″ x 1 5/8″. Illustrated by Janek Prusinski. 1000 copies, bound in grey paper, with a black slipcase and label. B20th 7/2058.

Merriam, Robert L. Six Vignettes. Conway, MA; Robert Merriam, 1981. 38 pp. 2 11/16″ x 2 ½”. Colophon: Printed on ivory laid paper by E. A. Hall in a limited edition of 350 copies. Signed: #23, Robert Merriam. Six illustrations. Bound in grey cover stock. Glued. Wrap around red cover stock with label. B20th 8/2069.

Merriam, Robert L. The Stories of the Ants. Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1981. 19 pp. 2 5/8″ x 2 1/2″. Printed on ivory laid paper by E. A. Hall in a limited edition of 350 copies. #16. Robert Merriam. Illustrated by Arthur P Hardigg. In peach paper cover with pale lavender sleeve with white label. B20th 9/2070.

Merriam, Robert L. Maple Syrup. Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1982. 34 pp. 2 5/8″ x 2 ½”. Colophon: This edition printed by E. A. Hall Company of Greenfield, Massachusetts and limited to 350 copies. Bound in tan paper with tan paper sleeve. Title on both. B20th 10/2066.

Merriam, Robert L. Lucy Terry Prince. Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1983. 42 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2″. Colophon: Three hundred and fifty copies of this book have been printed at Prompt Image, Brattleboro, Vermont. The type is Caslon #471. The paper is Kilmory 1776 Classic Laid. The book has been designed and hand bound by Linda Lembke in Green River, Vermont. This is number 39. Bound in brown linen over boards with a cream colored title label affixed to the front cover. Blue end papers with a cut out sillouette on the inside cover. Illustrated by Melinda T. Merriam. Text is about an incredible true story of a black woman in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1766. B20th 11/2065.

Merriam, Robert L. Eunice Williams. Conway, MA: Robert Merriam, 1984. 44 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2″. Colophon: Three hundred and fifty copies of this book have been printed at the Prompt image, Brattleboro, Vermont. The type is Caslon #471. The paper is Mohawk Superfine, and acid-free sheet. The book has been hand bound by Linda Lembke in Green River, Vermont. This is number 12. Hand bound in red linen over boards. 350 copies. B20th 12/2061.