Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Budcraft 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.

Budcraft Press

Denver, CO


Boccaccio, John. Two Frivolous Tales, from the Decamon of John Boccaccio. Budcraft Press, 1967. 3″ x 2 ΒΌ”. Colphon: This book has been designed and printed from hand set type by Marjorie and U.G. “Bud” Mosier Jr. at Budcraft Press- At the Sign of the Bud. The paper is Lee’s Coronado Opaque. The type is 6 pt. Centaur and Arrigi. the illustrations and cover design by Ted Castor. Color blocks cut by John R. Evans and U. G. “Bud” Mosier, Jr. 225 copies have been completed October 1967. This copy is No. 128. Signed U.G. Mosier Jr, and Ted Castor. Bound in full red leather stamped in gilt. Decorated endpapers. Initials and decorations in red. Two full color wood cuts. B20th 1/453.