Milwaukee, WI: Jo Anna Poehlmann, 1995. (14) pp. 2 3/16 x 2 3/16". LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this being #115. Stiff paper boards, accordion fold with ribbon tie, 17 postage stamps tipped in, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Poehlmann, 6)
A lovely book with stamps portraying the many faces of Santa Claus from many different countries.
12 Canons of Conduct (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)
Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Blue paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 23)
Thomas Jefferson frequently wrote to his 13 grandchildren but especially to his 9-year old granddaughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph. He sent her a handwritten book called "A Dozen Canons of Conduct in Life", which is reproduced in this miniature. All of these canons are still applicable today, such as "Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold" or "When angry, count 10 before you speak; if very angry, 100".
13 Virtues and Precepts (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)
Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Tan paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 21)
Reproduced portions of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, this book demonstrates the 12 virtuous habits that Ben Franklin set out for himself as a young man. He practiced them daily. Later in life, a friend encouraged him to add "humility" as a 13th virtue and Ben did, although he said he didn't really perfect it, just the appearance of perfecting it. An inspirational read!
14 Rules of Civility (Founding Fathers' Rule Books series)
Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1985. 2 1/8 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. Red paper wrappers, black lettering on cover along with facsimile signature, illustrated portrait on rear cover, printed by offset lithography, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 22)
Reproduced portions of George Washington's copybook, copied from Francis Hawkins' "Youth's Behaviour", this book demonstrates 14 of 110 items of advice written to young people. Much of this advice is still applicable today, such as "Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any one."
Boston: Anne & David Bromer, 1979.  pp. approx. 2 1/4 x 2 1/16", oblong. LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this being #87. Marbled wrap with title label over marbled cover with title label, 15 wood engravings,letterpress on Troya paper, signed by the artist on the colophon, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Bromer 5)
Sarah Chamberlain has illustrated books from Aesop’s Fables to Margarette Reid’s The Button Box. She studied under renowned printmakers and illustrators Barry Moser and Leonard Baskin, and from the 1970s to the 1980s ran the Chamberlain Press.
A Book is Made
London: British Federation of Master Printers, (1960). 31 pp. Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 1/8". Limitation not stated. White wrappers with gold lettering on front cover, one black and white illustration, printed by Jarrold & Sons, Norwich. A very good plus copy, somewhat scarce.
The interesting essay of a display organized by the British Federation of Master Printers on books and their publication.
A History of the Cadiz Short Line Railroad
Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1966. Approximately 2 1/8 x 3". 76 pp LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies. Red leather with gilt title on spine and metal locomotive replica on front cover, floral endpapers, illustrated woodcuts and photographs, photograph frontispiece of W.C. White (Founder and first President of the railroad), letterpress, binding by Bela Blau, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Black Cat Press 24)
An interesting history of the Cadiz railroad line in Kentucky. Charming and beautifully made with some colored text and pages to keep it visually interesting, as well as informative.
A History of the Holy Bible
Cincinnati: Published by [Wesley] Coleman and [William] Phillips. Morgan, Williams and Co., Printers., 1815. 1st Edition (Adomeit A34; American Imprints 34917; Bradbury, p. 63; Welch 861.2). Not in Rosenbach, nor Welsh. [2 (blank)], v,  - 167, [3 (blank)] pp. Divisional t.p., "History of the New Testament", p. 77. "Appendix" t.p., p. 135. "Psalms" t.p., p. 151. 2-1/2" x 1-1/2". Period brown full calf binding. Modest wear to binding, with boards a bit splayed. Some browning & ageing to paper, with the occasional short edge tear to a leaf [no text affected]. A Good - VG item.
The first miniature book published in Ohio, and quite rare in the trade. RBH records the last appearance as in a 1964 Midland catalogue [this copy?]
A Mark Twain Sampler
Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1980. 3 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 1,001 copies. Marbled paper wrappers, printed label, illustrated by Catryna Ten Eyck, signed by the illustrator on the colophon, bookstore label on rear free endpaper, printed by offset lithography, prospectus laid in at the rear, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 3)
A note from the publisher: This small volume is a sampler of literary nuggets from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", written by Mark Twain and first published in 1884. The blues and greens of the marbled paper respresent the colors of the Mississippi River. A lovely book, both inside and out.
A Mystery on Skates
Portsmouth, OH: Gilguy Press, 1994. 36 pp. Approximately 2 1/4 x 3". LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this being #27. Patterned cloth over boards with silver label on front cover, letterpress, signed on the colophon by the publisher, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Gilguy #10)
A short story from "Peterson's Magazine", published in 1864, regarding a mysterious veiled skater at a local frozen pond.