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Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Company

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. This page describes titles held by the University of Iowa Libraries for the press or publisher described below.

Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Company

New York, New York

Shakespeare, William. Works. Individual copies. New York, Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Company,
c.1925. All 3 3/16″ x 2 3/16″. All contain frontispiece portraits. Full limp
leather, brown unless noted, with crest of opposing lions stamped on cover.
Stamped in gold. Red edges. Good condition.

Antony and Cleopatra, 277pp
As You Like It, 217pp
Comedy of Errors and Venus and Adonis, 252pp
Hamlet – Prince of Denmark, 277pp
Julius Caesar, 192pp; another issue: 215pp, aquamarine leather, gift of Carol
Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.
King Henry IV Part I, 239pp; another issue: purple leather
King Henry IV Part II, 256pp
King Henry V, 255pp
King Henry VI Part I, 240pp, purple leather
King Henry VI Part II, 256pp; another issue, purple leather
King Henry VI Part III, 251 pp, maroon leather
King Henry VIII, 253pp
King Lear, 284pp
Macbeth, 249pp
Measure for Measure, 218pp; another issue: aquamarine leather
Merchant of Venice, 217pp,
cover stamped blind only.
Merry Wives of Windsor, 217pp; another issue: brown stamped leather; another issue: aquamarine leather
Midsummer Night’s Dream, 186pp; another issue: missing spine leather
Much Ado About Nothing, 205pp, 2 copies
Othello – The Moor of Venice, 284pp
Romeo and Juliet, 253pp
Taming of the Shrew, 221pp, 2 copies
The Tempest, 181pp; another issue: purple leather; another issue: 216pp, gilt edges, gift of Carol Kapell in
memory of Pauline B. Deems.
Twelfth Night, 192pp; another issue: aquamarine leather

Shakespeare, William. Works. Boxed Set containing 24 volumes. New York, Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Company,
c.1925. All 3 3/16″ x 2 3/16″. All contain frontispiece portraits. Black leather box with snap front. Books are full limp
leather, brown unless noted, with crest of opposing lions stamped on cover.
Stamped in gold. Red edges. Good condition. Gift of Carol
Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Set contains:

Antony and Cleopatra, 277pp
As You Like It, 217pp
Comedy of Errors and Venus and Adonis, 252pp
Hamlet – Prince of Denmark, 277pp
Julius Caesar, 192pp
King Henry IV Part I, 239pp
King Henry IV Part II, 256pp
King Henry V, 255pp
King Henry VI Part I, 240pp
King Henry VI Part II, 256pp
King Henry VI Part III, 251 pp
King Henry VIII, 253pp
King Lear, 284pp
Macbeth, 249pp
Measure for Measure, 218pp
Merchant of Venice, 217pp
Merry Wives of Windsor, 217pp
Midsummer Night’s Dream, 186pp
Much Ado About Nothing, 205pp
Othello, 284pp
Romeo and Juliet, 253pp
The Tempest, 181pp
Twelfth Night, 192pp, 2 copies in red leather