Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Ephemera Designs

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.

Ephemera Designs

Cambridge, MA


Lang, Andrew. An Impossible Enchantment. Cambridge: Ephemera Designs, 1978. 3″ x 2 1/16″. Colophon: This book was entirely set by hand in 6 point Baskerville and printed on Mohawk Superfine by Jude Goldman of Tramp Printers during the winter, spring, summer and fall of 1978. This edition is limited to 500 copies of which this is number ” Presentation Copy with apologies, Patty Joffee 9-1-86″ Printed in brown with eight illustrations by Jeffrey Seaver printed in grey. 50 copies with handpointed illustrations. Regular edition bound in linen with marbled end papers by Barbara Blumenthal. limited edition in pastel kidskin suede. With hand painted illustrations. B20th 1.