Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Ha’ Penny

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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.

Ha’ Penny

Chester, NH


Carmichal, Mary. Unicorn and His Ways. The Ha’ Penny, 1980. 1″ x 7/8″. Published in a limited edition of 300 copies. This is copy 70. Signed by M.J.C. B20th 1.

Carmichael, Mary. A Feast of Fooles. Chester, New Hampshire: The Ha’Penny. 78 pp., 3″ x 3″. Colophon: Printed in a limited edition 20 of 100 copies for the observance of April Fool’s Day, 1981. Written and illustrated by Mary Carmichael, in the style of a Medieval Handbook for aspiring Fools and Jesters. Pamphlet style, sewn with green thread. Bound in antiqued brown leather with gold-tooled designs on front, back and spine. Bound by Donna Seim. In an inscribed envelope. Signed by M.J.C, 1981. Also: Carmichael, Mary. Feast of Fooles. a. A sheet of the pages. The Ha’Penny. B20th 2.

Le Petit la Fontaine. The Ha’ Penny, 1987. 94 pp. 1-5/8″ x 2-3/8″. Colophon: This facsimile edition was reproduced from an uncut sheet originally printed by Chez Marcilly, Paris, c. 1835. Paper is Warren Oldstyle. Hand-bound by Marnie Cobbs. Produced by the Ha’Penny, 1987, in an edition of 60 copies of which this is #7. Bound in red paper over boards with the title stamped in gold on the front cover. Spine is grey cloth. B20th 3.