Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Garden View 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.

Garden View Press

Tustin, CA


Moore, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. Tustin: Frank M. Cushing, 1965. 16 pp., 3 1/16″ x 2 5/16″. Edition 25 of 150 copies bound by the Rasmussens at their Dragon Bindery. Gold-stamped dark blue, smooth leather, brown leather doublure inside front cover stamped in gold with a child and Christmas trees. Housed in the Christmas card with which it came. B20th 1.

Hearn, Lafcadio. Kwaidan. Tustin: Garden View Press, 1969. 61 pp., 2 ¼” x 2″. Colophon: This book was designed, hand set, and printed by Frank M. Cushing at his Garden View Press. The illustrations are by Warren Batchelder. The binding is the work of William and Lucile Rasmussen at their Dragon Bindery in Orange, California. Type: 6 pt. Bulmer. Paper: Okawara Japanese handmade. Completed October 1969. This edition consists of 200 copies numbered 1 to 200 and 25 copies numbered I to XXV. This is copy No. 124. Decorative silk binding. In original cloth case. B20th 2.

Sophocles. Excerpts from Antigone. Tustin, CA: Garden View Press, 1972. 2 9/16″ x 2 ¼”. Colophon: This book printed by Frank M. Cushing at his Garden View Press in Tustin and bound by the Rasmussens at their Dragon Bindery in Orange, California. Especially printed for private distribution to the friends of Lucile and William Rasmussen. 457 B.C. – 1972 A.D. Illustrated, with the opening initiaul illuminated in gold and colors. One of the deluxe copies bound at the Dragon bindery. In red morocco with inlaid blue leather. Gilt on front cover and dentelles. Stanley Marcus bookplate. B20th 5.

Cushing, Frank M. Portraitures of Nudes by World Famous Artists. Tustin: Garden View Press, 1975. 40 pp., 1 1/2″ x 1 5/16″. Colophon: Hand-set, printed & bound by Frank M. Cushing at his Garden View Press, Tustin, Calif. Of this edition 175 copies were printed. This is copy No.168. Contains many illustrations printed in color, along with a fold out page. Bound in red cloth over boards with the title gold stamped on the spine. Yellow and gold decorated endpapers. B20th 6.