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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Runcible Press

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.

Runcible Press

Cambridge, MA

Parry, Marian. A Beastly ABC. Cambridge, MA: Runcible Press, no date. (60) pp. 1 3/4″ x 2 3/8″. 26 original linoleum cuts. The paper is Kozo & the type is Fortune Light. The edition is limited to 50 copies. No. 31. Signed Marian Perry. An enchanting little book, limited to 50 copies signed by the artist. Illustrated with 26 original linoleum cuts by Parry. Mint in oriental-style decorated red Japanese wrappers. Frenchfold. B20th 1.

Parry, Marian. Notes on Venice. Cambridge, MA: Runcible Press, 1985. 10 pp. 1 3/8″ x 1 1/4″. 8 original watercolors by Parry, capturing her impressions of the canal and city. Mint in miniature. Unbound as issued. Cloth-backed marbled portfolio with ribbon tie. B20th: Not listed.