Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Castle Baird

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.

Castle Baird

Sausalito, CA


Baird, Jane. Seven Nursery Rhymes. Sausalito, CA: Castle Baird, 1991. 29 pp. 2-3/4″ x 2-5/8″. Colphon: One hundred copies of this book were designed, letterpress printed and bound by Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press, San Rafael, California. The Baskerville type was set by Charles Hammack at the Anchor & Acorn Press. The paper is Mohawk Superfine. This is copy #16, signed by Jane Baird and Susan Acker. Text includes “A Few Notes on the Rhymes” and “The Engraved Woodblocks”. Antique engravings from the McLoughlin Brothers Collection. Bound in silver grey paper over boards with title and illustration printed in black on the front cover. B20th 1/261.

Baird, Jane. Adlai: The Wit & Wisdom of Aldai Ewing Stevenson. San Raphael, CA: Castle Baird Press, 1993. 15 pp. 2 9/16″ x 2 1/16″. Colphon: This book was designed, printed, and bound by Susan Acker and Mary McDermott at the Feathered Sepent Press, San Rafael, California, in an edition of 75 copies, of which this is No. 36. Signed Baird, Acker, and McDermott. Includes commemorative Stevenson postage stamp. Printed letterpress in three colors. bound by hand in printed papers over boards with deocrative endpapers. B20th 3/259.