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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.

Gray Goose Press

Evanston, IL

1988-

Goeseling, Jeanne, comp. Eternal Veritease. Gray Goose Press, 1988. B20th 2/1179.

Goessling, Jeanne. A Valentine. Gray Goose Press, 1989. 10 pp. 2 3/16″ x 1 3/4″. 45 copies. Designed, printed, and bound by Jean Goessling. Handset in 12 point Caslon Italic, printed letterpress. Illustrations with a hand cut paper heart pop-up in center. Bound in red marbled paper over boards with a gold paper heart on the cover. Gold end papers. B20th 3/1190.

Goesseling, Jeanne. [??]. Gray Goose Press, 1990. B20th [?].

Goessling, Jeanne. Good Advice. Gray Goose Press, 1992. Gift of Robert C. Bradbury. B20th 9/1180.

Goessling, Jeanne. Hearts & Flowers. Gray Goose Press, 1993. Gift of Robert C. Bradbury. B20th 12/1181.

Goessling, Jeanne. Love Letters. Gray Goose Press, 1993. Gift of Robert C. Bradbury. B20th 14/1182.

Nutshell Wisdom I, 4 vols. Gray Goose Press, 1996. 9/16″ x 3/4″. Each volume 6 pages. Paper covers with orange design. Packed in a walnut shell. B20th 18/1184.

Nutshell Wisdom II, 4 vols. Gray Goose Press, 1996. 9/16″ x 3/4″. Each volume 6 pages. Paper covers with green design. Packed in a walnut shell. B20th 19/1185.

Money: Some Observations. Gray Goose Press, 1997. 2 1/8″ x 3″. 48 pp. Colophon: Handset, printed, and bound by Jeanne Goessling at the Gray Goose Press. The type is Garamond. Binding and endpapers are from an old account book. The frontispiece is Continental paper money, 1776. Of 50 copies, this is No. 40. Signed by Jeanne Goessling In blue paper protective cover. B20th 20/1183.