Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Bonibel Press

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.

Bonibel Press

Whittier, CA


Sweet, Donna. The Flower Vase. Whittier, CA: Bonibel Press, 1981. 20 pp. 2-1/8″ x 2-1/16″. This edition was printed and written by a Whittier College student for a classroom assignment in an edition of 28 copies, of which this is #26. Type set in 8 point Bodoni and 6 point Garamond. Bound in green fabricoid with the title stamped in silver on the front cover. B20th 1.