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Der Kolibri 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.

Der Kolibri Press

Huntington Beach, CA

1985-

Class, Margaret. Hummingbirds. Huntington Beach: Der Kolibri Press, 1985. 2-9/16″ x 2-7/16″. Colophon: About 25 copies designed and illustrated by Margaret Class at the Der Kolibri Press, Huntington Beach, California, 1985. This is #4, signed by Margaret Class. Contains two woodcut illustrations of hummingbirds with text. Text is a verse taken from Isaiah 31:1. Bound in blue leather with colorful illustration of a hummingbird wrapped around the front cover and a colorful illustration of flowers wrapped around the back cover. B20th: Not listed.