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Triptych

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.

Triptych

New York, NY

1926-1930

The New England Primer ABC. New York, NY: Triptych, 1930. (360 pp. 2 1/2″ x 2 3/8″.
Colophon: Of this little book there have been printed by The Georgian Press, Westport, Ct., nine copies on large paper, hand colored, & ninety-nine copies on small paper. The large paper copies are lettered A to I, and the small paper copies are numbered 1 to 99. This is copy #13.
The text is reproduced from J. & M. Robertson’s 1793 edition of THE FATHER’S GIFT, with a preface by Wilbur Macey Stone and the bookplate and signature of Joseph F. Weiler in the inside cover. Bound in blue boards with title label pasted on the front cover. B20th 2.