Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Oakham Bindery

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.

Oakham Bindery

Oakham, MA

1974-?

Berniere, Ensign De. General Gage’s Instructions. Oakham, MA: Oakham Bindery, 1974. 60 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: One thousand copies of this book have been printed from Caledonia and Bulmer types on Curtis Rag paper by Darrell Hyder, North Brookfield, Massachusetts, and hand-bound by Eric Hanson and Stanley Shapiro at The Oakham Bindery, Oakham, Massachusetts. Inside front cover contains the book plate of Walter N. Thompson. Bound in full red leather with title gold-stamped on the front cover and spine. B20th 1.

Blanchard, Jean-Pierre B. Journal of My 45th Ascension. Oakham, MA: Oakham Bindery, 1976. 77 pp. 2 3/8″ x 2 3/16″. Colophon: Five hundred copies of Blanchard’s Journal were printed from Monotype Baskerville types by Darrell Hyder, North Brookfield, Massachusetts, and hand bound by Eric Hanson and Stanley Shapiro at The Oakham Bindery. This is copy #26 of 500 copies. Inside front cover contains the book plate of Walter N. Thompson. Bound in blue boards with a picture of a hot air balloon and gold-stamped stars on the front cover. Navy blue leather spine with title stamped in gold. B20th 2.