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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Gold Stein 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.

Gold Stein Press

Santa Ana, CA


Balliett, Whitney. Duke Ellington Remembered. Newport Beach: Gold Stein Press, 1981. 750 copies. B20th 1.

Crow, James To. Rogue of Peking to Paris Race. Bound with: Madame Junek and the 1928 Targa Florio in ONe Turnover Book. Newport Beach: Gold Stein Press, 1983. 8 and 7 pp. 3″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: 250 copies have been printed letterpress from Centaur and Arrighi types on Mohawk Letterpress Text paper by Patrick Reagh, printedrs and bound by Bela Blau for the Goldstein Press. Full title each cover, author’s name on brown cloth spine.B20th 2.

Yeomans, Donald K. Comet Halley-Facet & Folly. Santa Ana: Gold Stein Press, 1985. 46 pp. 2 5/8″ x 1 7/8″. Colophon: Three hundred and fifty numberd and twenty-seix lettered copies with hand coloring by Carmen Voss were printed with six point Caslon type on Mohawk Superfine paper at the Ampersand Workshop at Fulerton, Ca and bound by Bela Blau, Los Angeles, Ca for The Gold Stein Press. This is copy 001. Also copy 0 is signed Bela Blau, Wm ? and Yeomans Bound in silver stamped gray linen with decorated end papers. B20th 3.

Austone, Lionel. Liberty Enlightening the World. Gold Stein Press, 1986. 33 pp. 2 5/8″ x 2 1/16″. Colophon: One hundred forty-two copies, each with a .999 fine silver medallion set into the cover, forty-two of which are 11k gold plated, the silver, numberd 1887 to 1986, the years of the centennial, the gold, numberd 1986-I to 1986-XLII were printed from six point Garamont type on Mohawk Superfine paper at the Ampersand Workshop, Fullerton, Ca., and bound by Bela Blau, Los Angeles, Ca., for the Gold Stein Press. 1986-V. Signed Bela Blau, Lionel Austone and Wm. Bound in weathered-copper blue-green cloth on boards. Bright copper-stamped, with decorated endpapers. Two gold copies are laid in custom clamshell boxes along with a 1986 Proof US mint 3-coin set containing a Libery Gold $5, Silver $1, and half dollar. Decorated end papers. B20th 4.

Bradbury, Ray. Long After Ecclesiastes, New Biblical Texts. Gold Stein Press, 1985. #32 of 85 numbered copies. B20th 5.

Bradbury, Ray. The Stars. Santa Ana, CA: Gold Stein Press, 1993. pp. 12. 7 ½ cm. x 6 cm. Signed by author. Colophon: Design and production for the Goldstein Press by D’Ambrosio. Handset 8 pt. Arrighi type printed on Arches text wove paper using a Vandercook No. 4 proof press. This copy is number 24 of 95. B20th 6.