Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Bodle Books

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.

Bodle Books

Brooklyn, NY


Henriksson, Anders. Life Reeked With Joy. Brooklyn: Bodle Books, 1984. 44pp. 2 ½” x 2″. Colphon: This book was set in 8 point Century Light and printed on acid-free paper. Hand-bound by Carmen Carter. No. 23 of 300. Signed Carmen C. Carter. Compiled by Henriksson from Freshmen studetns exam papers. Blue cloth with French marbled paper over front board and gold-stamping on spine. Illustrated by Edmund Vanella. B20th 1.

Carter, Carmen. The Shy Beast. Brooklyn: Bodle Books, 1984. 32pp. 2-1/2″ x 2″. Colphon: This book was printed on acid-free paper and hand-bound by the author. No. 21 of 250, signed by Carmen Carter. Written and illustrated by Carmen Carter. Bound in green cloth with French marbled endpapers. Title stamped in gold on the spine. B20th 2.