Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Julian I. Edison

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.

Julian I. Edison

St. Louis, MO.


Edison, Julian. Miniature Books. St. Louis, MO: 1970. 55 pp. 2 5/8″ x 2″. Colophon: Mr. Edison is the editor of ‘Miniature Book News’ which is issued quarterly. His personal collection of miniature books includes the ‘Spielmann Collection’. This book and its binding were designed by Jck R. Levien, Enkhuizen, Holland. It was printed by Koninklijke Drukkerij Van De Garde, Zaltbommel, Holland. The arch on the front cover and title page is the symbol of St. Louis, Missouri, where Mr. Edison resides. Bound in maroon leather. Gold stamping on cover and spine. Illustrations. B20th 1.