The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Yankee Ink Dauber

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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.

Yankee Ink Dauber

Ellington, CT


Hamsun, Knut. The Call of Life. Ellington: Yankee Ink Dauber Press, 1962. 37 pp., 2 ½” x 1 7/8″. Colophon: 350 copies were completed this 30th day of October, 1962 this being copy #115. Signed by printer F. McMahon. Frenchfold. Cloth and boards. Selected from “Told in Norway”.B20th 1.

Wilde, Oscar. The Selfish Giant. Ellington, CT: Yankee Ink Dauber, 1962. 2-3/4″ x 2-3/16″. Colophon: One hundred twenty copies of this little book hand-set in Cheltenham Oldstyle at the Private Press of a Yankee Ink Dauber, Ellington, Connecticut and printed in four page forms, french-fold, direct from the type. #96 signed by printer. Bound in black paper with a gold pattern over boards with a title label on the spine and front cover. B20th 2.