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River’s Edge Studio

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.

River’s Edge Studio

East Greenwich, RI

1970-

Lawrence, Miriam B. Flowers & Plants on U.S. Postage Stamps. East Greenwich, RI: River’s Edge Studio, 1970. 43 pp. 3 1/8″ x 2 ΒΌ”. Colophon: Five hundred copies of this book have been printed from Jan van Krimpen’s Spectrum and Cancelleresca Bastarda types on handmade “Hayle” paper of the Hayle Mill, Maidstone, England, by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Two hundred (now. 1-200) have been bound in full leather with all edges gilt, and three hundred (nos. 201-500) in Beau Brilliant cover paper, by Reliure du Centre S.A., Limoges, France. The sixteen stamps tipped in each copy were supplied by the author. No. 346. In 1978 the stamps alone were worth $18.87. Bound in green paper. B20th 1.