Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Wake-Brook House

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.

Wake-Brook House

Hyannis, MA


Vuilleumier, Marion. From Nature’s Pages: God’s Story Book. Hyanis, MA: Wake-Brook House, 1985. 48 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 3/8″.
Printed by Edwin Geauque of Wake-Brook House, 83 years old. Patterned Balinese silk with a leather spine in a gold paper slip-case. B20th 1.

Lincoln, Joseph C. The Realist. Hyannis: Wake-Brook House, n.d. 64pp. 2-13/16″ x 2-3/8″.
Colophon: Printed and bound by hand at the craft shop of Wake-Brook House at Hyannis, Massachusetts. This is number one of the Joseph C. Lincoln short stories in miniature books. This is copy #6.
This story originally appeared in The Ladies’ Home Journal, July 1923. Bound in red leather with the title stamped in gold on the spine. Enclosed inside a white slipcase with gold lines patterned on it. B20th 2.

Vuillemeier, Marion. The Cat Who Was an Actress. Hyannis, MA: Wake-Brook Press, 1985. 2 ¾” x 2 ½”. 48pp. B20th 3.