Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

California Missions 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.

California Missions Press

San Pedro, CA


California Missions Then and Now. California Missions Press, 1985. 55pp. 2 ΒΌ” x 3″. Colphon: One of 500 copies printed by Typecraft Inc. and bound by Bela Blau A-1 Bookbinding Designed by Ernest Marquez. Signed Bela Blau. Signed by Ernest Marquez and Kenneth Pauley. Frontispiece is a 44 cent stamp featuring Junipera Serra. Brown cover with gold stamping. B20th 1/573.