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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Press in Hugus Alley

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.

Press in Hugus Alley

Altadena, CA


Kroll, Anthony F. VENERABLE FRA JUNIPERO SERRA: A BICENTENNIAL MEMOIR 1784-1984. COLOPHON: 120 copies have been produced as a keepsake as the final project at the Press in Huhu’s Alley, Pasadena of which 40 copies are intended for members of the Serra Bicentennial Commision on occasion of the Mass and closing meeting 28 August 1985 Carmel, Califonia 80 copies are intended for participants at the 3rd Annual Conclave at San Fernando Mission 28 September 1985 Mission Hills, Califoria. B20th 3.

Weber, Msgr. Francis J. CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND. Tony Kroll, 1981. 2 1/8″ x 1 11/16″. Ten copies of this book were produced to mark the 206th anniversary of National Independence, July 4, 1981. The ficha imbedded in the cover was used in sheep shearing operations. Engraved at the Press in Hugus Alley in Pasadena. This is a binder’s sample. B20th: Not listed.