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Kathryn I. Rickard

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.

Kathryn I. Rickard

Cobleskill, New York

1984-

Rickard, Kathryn I. The Dolls that Never Were Mine. (Cobleskill, NY: Kathryn Rickard), 1984. 47 pp. 2 5/8″ x 2″. Colophon: Limited edition 500 copies on Phoenix Imperial Paper. In addition 2 copies on Byronic paper for the author. Cover design by Sylvie Belanger. Marbled end papers. Made exclusively by Michele Simard. Printed in Canada. Signed by Rickard. Bound in blue synthetic with gold design and title and author. B20th 1.

Rickard, Kathryn I. An Old Love Story. (Richmondville, NY: The Phoenix, (Kathryn Rickard), 1987. 14 pp. 2 1/2″ x 2″. Colophon: The incident in this little booklet took place on March 20, 1986. 250 copies of this little booklet were printed in October of 1987. Signed by author on title page. Printed on purple paper and card stock. Front cover is decorated with a black designed border around the title. B20th 2.

Rickard, Kathryn I. A Lady and Her Books. (Cobleskill, NY: Kathryn Rickard), 1988. 84 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 1/4″. Colophon: Limited edition: 150 copies. Marbled papers by Michele Simard. Binding by Gaumerd-Poirier. Printed by polygraph. Roger Huet Publisher. Montreal- Canada. Copyright 1988. Signed by Rickard and Welsh. Is the Biography of Doris V. Welsh and her Le Petit Oiseau Press. hard cover, bound in the same fashion Doris bound her fifteen miniature books. Bibliography included. 4 color photos. 4 black and white pictures. Tipped in: The Final Word. Marbled paper cover with navy blue cloth spine with title. B20th 3.

Rickard, Kathryn I. The Attack Fly. Duanesburg, NY: Scott’s Printing (Kathryn Rickard), 1989. 13 pp. 2 1/2″ x 2″. Colophon: The incident in this little booklet took place on October 20, 1988. Kathryn I. Rickard. 250 copies of this little booklet were printed in April of 1989. Bound in a stiff white paper wrapper with the title and a decorative border printed in black on the front cover. B20th 4.

Rickard, Kathryn I. My Adventures in Minibibliomania. Cobleskill, NY, 1996. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″. 187 pp. Colophon: Copyright 1996, Kathryn I. Rickard, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Limited to 350 copies, Artwork by Affigraff, Editing by Roger Huet, Printed in Canada by Assurix. Bound in blue leather with gold stamped title and decorations. B20th 5.

Welsh, Doris V. A Bibliography of Miniature Books. Kathryn I. Rickard, n.d. Edition of 500 copies. B20th: Not Listed.