Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Clearview 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.

Clearview Press

New Port Richey, FL

1993-2006

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. My Robin. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1993. 42 pp. 2 15/16″ x 2 1/16″. Colophon: 225 copies of this miniature book were printed and bound in New Port Richey, FL. Printing, Tom Burke and associates at the Printing Place. Binding by Don Brady at the Clearview Press. No. 27. Signed by Don Brady. Includes three black and white illustrations by Alfred Brennan. Bound in light blue cloth over boards with gilt titling on front. B20th 1.

Haley, W. D. Johnny Appleseed. new Port Richey, FL: Clearview Press, 1994. 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″. 50pp. Colophon: 195 copies of the saga of “Johnny Appleseed” as told by W.D. Haley were printed and bound in NewPort Richey, FL by Donald Brady. The 6 pt. Times Roman linotype was set by the Superior Composition Co. of Baltimore, MC and printed on a 7 x 11press at the Clearview Press. (Private Press Register No. 711 as of 1959). The Five Cent Stamp used on the frontispice, one in the American Folklore series, issued by the U.S. Postal Department September 24, 1966. No. 37 of 195 copies. Signed Don Brady. B20th 2.

Sylvester, F.B. The Strange Treature of Professor Fitzpatrick. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 1995. 22 pp. 2-13/16″ x 2″. Colophon: 200 copies of “The Strange Treasure of Professor Fitzpatrick” by F.B. Sylvester, as a labor of love, it has been designed, printed and bound by Don Brady at the Clearview Press, New Port Richey, FL, USA. The 6 point Times Roman linotype was set by the Superior Composition Co. of Baltimore, MD and printed on a 7 x 11 letterpress. The handmade cover is Speckle Text overboards, with brown linen cloth spine. (Title on front cover printed in darker brown, and title on spine stamped in gold) No.41, signed by Don Brady. B20th 3.

Dorothy Thompson. Once on Christmas. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 1997. #106 of 250 copies.

Pony Express 1860-1861. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 1998. #96 of 195 copies.

The Fate of the Schooner Louise H. Randall New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 1998. #88 of 195 copies.

The Story of the Perot Stamp. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2000. 23p. #32 of 200 copies.

The Waving Girl. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2000. Illustrations by Art Maynor. One of 200 unnumbered copies.

West India Mission. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2001 #28 of 195 copies.

Fish, Williston. The Will of Charles Lounsbury. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2002. 32p. 2 1/4 x3″. Colophon: 100 copies were printed and bound by Don Brady… #28. Signed by Brady. Bound in light brown linen finish cloth, title stamped black. B20th: Not listed.

Floethe, Louise Lee. The Man From Everywhere. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2004. Illustrated by Richard Floethe. #21 of 200 copies.

Rachel Field. All Through the Night. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2004. #32 of 225 copies.

Elizabeth Morrow. The Rabbit’s Nest New. Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2004. #60 of 100 copies.

Edward O’Reilly. The Saga of Pecos Bill. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2005. #34 of 120 copies.

Ellis Parker Bulter. The Great American Pie Company. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2006. #21 of 50 copies.

Raymond MacDonald Alden.Why the Chimes Rang. New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 2006. Decoerated by Mayo Bunker. #28 of 25 copies.