Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Peggy Christian

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.

Peggy Christian

Los Angeles, CA


Earl, C.N. An Open Letter to the Republican City Central Committee. Los Angeles, CA, Peggy Christian, 1971. 13pp. 1-11/16″ x 1-5/16″. Printed at the Press in the Gatehouse for Peggy Christian, 1971. A letter written by N.C. Earl to the Republican City Central Committee on November 29, 1887, Los Angeles. Bound in light brown stiff paper wrapper with title printed in black on the front cover and spine. B20th 1.

Curtis, Harvey. BR. Curtis’s Carriage, A Letter to Dea Button. Los Angeles, CA: Peggy Christian, 1972. 18 pp. Edition of 200 copies. Bookplate of Stanley Marcus. Extremely fine in wrappers with plain slipcase. B20th 2.