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Jo Ann Reisler Ltd.

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.

Jo Ann Reisler Ltd.

Vienna, VA


Chamberlain, Sara. Alphabetarium. Vienna, VA: Jo Ann Reisler, 1982. (28) pp. 2″ x 2 ½”. Colophon: This book was printed at the Chamberlain Press in the summer of 1982. For the curious, the letter ‘X’ stands for Xenopus Laevis, a three-clawed frog. The paper is mulberry and the type is Garamond. Barbara Blumenthal created the binding. Of an edition of 150 this is number 32. Signed Chamberlain. Contains 26 wood engravings. This is a deluxe edition. Contains one book with accordion style pages. Another contains loose leaf pages. Burnt orange cloth, stored in matching slipcase. B20th 1.