Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Flying Fish 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.

Flying Fish Press

Berkeley, CA


Chen, Julie. River of Stars. Flying Fish Press, 1994. 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″. Colophon: River of Stars was designed by Ed Hutchins & Julie Chen. Letterpress printed on handmade paper with book structure masterminded by Ed Hutchins. #12 out of 100. Book opens to a width of 24″. Text is 3-dimensional illustrating a “river of stars”. Bound in light grey boards with text printed on and created out of light grey, blue-green, and purple-blue construction paper. Enclosed inside a matching slipcase. B20th 1.