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Ford Press

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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.

Ford Press

Lake Worth, Fl.

1968-

Ford, Alla T. The Joys of Collecting Children’s Books. Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1968. 2 3/8″ x 2″. Colophon: This edition limited to 500 signed copies. Privately printed by the author, through Opium Books, Hong Kong. Signed Alla T Ford. This is copy no 407 of the limited edition of 500, of which 25 have hand painted covers. Bound in blue cloth, with hand painted cover. B20th 1.

Ford, Alla T, and Dick Martin. The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum. Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1969. 2 ½” x 2″. Colophon: This miniature edition limited to 1000 signed copies. Privately printed through Opium Books, Hong Kong. Alla T. Ford. This is copy no. 101 of the limited edition of 750. With three unpublished scenarios by the author of the Wizard of Oz. Illustrated by Dick Martin. Bound in black plastic with gold stamping. The Maid of Athens, The King of Gee-Whiz, and The Pipes of Pan. B20th 3.

Ford, Alla T. Infinitely Yours. Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1969. 2 ½” x 2″. Colophon: This edition is limited to 1000 signed copies, of which 25 have hand pointed covers. Privately printed through Opium Books, Hong Kong. This is copy no. 84 of the limited edition. Signed Alla T Ford. Bound in cloth with gold stamping. B20th 4.

Ford, Alla T, comp. The Joys of Friendship. Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1969. 2 ½” x 2″. Colophon: This miniature edition limited to 750 signed copies. Privately printed through Opium Books, Hong Kong. Signed Alla T. Ford. This is copy no. 65 of the limited edition of 750. Bound in red cloth with gold stamping. B20th 5.

The Tiny Storybook. Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1969. 1 13/16″ x 2 1/16″. Colophon: This miniature facsimile edition limited to 500 signed copies. Privately printed through Opium Books, hong Kong. Signed Alla T Ford. This is copy no. 81 of the limited editon of 500. Colored illustrations. Orange paper over boards. B20th 8/2931.

The High Jinks of L. Frank Baum. Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1969. 2 ½” x 2″. Colophon: This edition limited to 500 signed copies. Privately printed by the dealer, through Opium Books, Hong Kong. Signed Alla T Ford. This is copy no.. 95 of the limited edition of 500. B20th 10.

Fairy’s Pie. Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1969. Circular shaped with diameter about 3″. A facsimile of New England Mince Meat Advertiser. Illustrated in color. Bound in a circular book with an illustration of a pie on the front cover with the title raised. B20th 11.