Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Amistad Press

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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.

Amistad Press

Austin, TX

1976-

Carter, Yolonda. Star Trek. Austin, TX: Amistad Press. 1-1/4″ x 7/8″. 30pp.
Colophon: The book Star Trek Concordance by Bjo Trimble. Drawings used by permission of artists George Barr, Don Simpson, Robert Wood and Matte-willis Beard. Artwork by Tim Courtney used by permission of Bjo Trimble.
Hand bound in navy blue fabricoid with yellow title labels affixed to the spine and front cover. #224 of 300, signed by Yolanda Carter. B20th 6.

Carter, Will C. Heroes of the Alamo. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1976. 30pp. 1″ x 1 1/2″.
Illustrated by Yolanda Carter. B20th 8/626.

Carter, Will C. Western Lawmen and Outlaws. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1978. 1 3/8″ x 1 1/8″. 46pp.
Drawings by Y.C. Hand-bound. Copy number 61. Signed by Yolanda Carter.
COLOPHON: Drawings by Y. C. (Yolanda Carter). Hand-bound. Copy #61 signed by Yolanda Carter.
Researched by Will C. Carter. Bound in brown fabricoid with red title label on spine and front cover, along with red endpapers. B20th 25.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1978. 38pp. 1-3/8″ x 1″.
COLOPHON: Summary and drawings by Y. C. (Yolanda Carter). Hand bound. Copy # 171 of 300 copies signed by Yolanda Carter.
Contains 16 illustrations. Text printed on Frenchfold paper with French marbled endpapers. Bound in aqua bookcloth with 23K gold decorations stamped on cover.B20th 27/604.

Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1979. 38pp. 1-3/8″ x 1″.
COLOPHON: Summary and drawings by Y. C. (Yolanda Carter). Hand bound. Copy #171 of 300 signed by Yolanda Carter.
Contains 9 illustrations. Text printed on Frenchfold paper with French marbled endpapers. Bound in rusty tan bookcloth with 23K gold decorations stamped on cover. (sequel to Alice in Wonderland miniature book version). B20th 30/616.

McGuffey’s Eclectic Primer. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1979. 64pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 1/16″.
Colophon: This miniature edition was published at the request of Miss Ruth E. Adomeit of Cleveland, Ohio by Amistad Press, Austin,Texas. 1979.
Bound in printed tan and blue paper over boards with a red cloth spine. A reprint of the 1909 edition. B20th 34.

Egerton, Margaret. Red Velvet Mansion. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1981. 28 pp. 7/8″ x 3/4″.
Colophon: Venezia type face on Nekoosa Opaque. Hand Bound by yolanda Carter, Austin, Texas. Austin Litho Starling K-K.
Bound in brick red cloth, title and photo on dust jacket. 6 photographs. B20th 36.

Henry, O. The Cactus. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1981. 36 pp. 7/8″ x ¾”.
Colophon: Hand bound by Yolanda Carter in green cloth and green marbled endpapers. Enclosed inside a black dust jacket with title in white on the front cover and a photo of W. S. Porter at age 22 when he arrived in Austin. B20th 39.

Carter, Yolanda. O. Henry Home. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1981. 20pp. 7/8″ x 3/4″.
Colophon: An Amistad Press miniature book. 1981. Hand Bound by Yolanda Carter. Austin Litho Sterling K-K.
Bound in gray cloth with dark green dust jacket. Printed in green ink on 1005 cotton paper. Marblized end pages. B20th 40.

Maguire, Jack. The Eyes of Texas. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1982. 1 5/16″ x 1″.
Colophon: An Amistand Press miniature book 1982. Hand bound. Austin litho Sterling K-K.
Handbound in tan cloth spine and back with printed paper front cover. B20th 41/1920.

Dingus, Anne and Victoria Loe. Tiny Texas. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1982. 2-1/2″ x 1-13/16″.
Colophon: Reprinted with permission from the December 1979 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY. Printed on 70-lb. Creme Blanc acid-free paper, and hand bound with half of the front cover bound in orange-brown paper over boards and the other half and back cover bound in dark brown fabricoid with a star stamed on the spine. Title and a small design of Texas printed in dark brown on the front cover. Text is illustrated with most of the illustrations printed in brown ink and a few printed in color. B20th 42/929.

Carter, Yolanda. Dragons, A Universal Myth: From Dover’s Treasury of Fantastic and Mythological Creatures. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1983. 42pp. 1 3/8″ x 1″.
Colophon: An Amistad press miniature book. 1983. Hand bound by Yolanda Carter. Austin Litho Sterling K-K.
Signed by Carter. 24 black and white drawings of dragons rendered from historic sources by Richard Huber. Cover is a two piece combination of dark red buckrum with tan paper showing a hand-colored dragon. Edition of 300. B20th 44/636.

Poska, Valentine J. The Armadillo. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1983. 1 3/8″ x 1″ 18 pp.
Printed on Creme Blanc 70 lb. acid-free paper by Lone Star. Covers on 80 lb. Teton Text by Clampitt. Poska is Professor of Library Services at San Antonio College. B20th 45/2386.

Bisceglia, Mike. Texas Citizenship. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1984. 1 3/8″ x 1″ 15 pp.
Illustrated by Yoland Carter.
All 5 books protected in a polystyrene container. B20th 47/439.

Maguire, Jack. The Eyes of Texas. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1986. 2 ½” x 1 7/8″. 22 pp. B20th 49/1921.

Gentry, Diane K. The Timbermann Touch: A real life Christmas story. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1983. 7/8″ x ¾” 22 pp.
Illustrated by Yolanda Carter. B20th 50/1167.

Souvenir of the Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986. Austin, TX: Amistad Press, 1983. (1986 reprint). 2 1/2″ x 1 7/8″. B20th: Not listed. B20th: Not listed.