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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.

Feathered Serpent Press

San Anselmo/San Rafael, CA

1951-

Vinci, Leonardo de. A Falbe of the Earth. San Anselmo, CA: Feathered Serpent Press, 1976. 26 pp. 2 3/8″ x 1 3/4″. COLOPHON: 275 copies designed & printed by Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press, San Anselmo, California. This is #137 of 275, initialed by Acker. Contains 13 hand colored linocuts. Bound in blue marbled paper over boards with a title label affixed to the spine. B20th 1.

Acker, Susan. The Sun Full Circle: East. (one of 4 vols. published as a set by Splendid Press). San Rafael, CA: Feathered Serpent Press, 1981. 16 pp. 2″ x 2″. Letterpress, pictorial paper boards. Hand-colored illustrations. This is number 7 in an edition of 120. B20th 2/7.

Acker, Susan. A to Z in Filigree. San Rafael, CA: Feathered Serpent Press, 1982. 32 pp. 3/4″ x 1/2″. Letterpress, gilt leather. 295 copies. B20th3/4.

Acker, Susan. The Bag Book. San Rafael, CA: Feathered Serpent Press, 1985. 46 pp. 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″. Letterpress, paper boards, printed label. Hand-colored illustrations by Dianne Weiss. 175 copies (50 deluxe in gilt leather shopping bag container with small folio of hand-colored etchings by Dianne Weiss). #7 of 175 copies. B20th 4/5.

Irving, Washington. The Stage Coach. San Rafael, CA: Feathered Serpent Press, 1988. 36 pp. 2 9/16″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: This book was designed by Don greame Kelley and printed by Susan acker at the Feathered Serpent Press San Rafael, California in an edition of 190 copies. Number 6. Signed Susan Acker. Illustrated with five British stamps depicting stage coaches. Pink cover with picture of red stage coach. Printed end papers. B20th 5.