Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Hurley Books

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.

Hurley Books

Westmoreland, NH


Melville, Herman. A Thought on Book-binding. Westmoreland: H.H. Hurley, 1981. Edition of 350 copies. B20th 1.

Morist, Hugh. The Cat as a Musical Instrument. Westmoreland, Hurley Books, 1984. 2-3/4″ x 2-1/8″. Colophon: One of 200 copies printed on Maidstone handmade paper. Bound in blue-grey paper over boards with a title label affixed to the front cover. Contains pages that have not been cut and opened. B20th 2.