Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Jenny Wren Press

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.

Jenny Wren Press

Mooresville, IN

1989-

Tudor, Tasha. Mouse Mills Catalogue for Spring. Mooresville, IN: Jenny Wren Press, 1989. 40pp. 3″ x 4″. Reproduction of a Tudor original from the 1950s. This was one of several small catalogs Tudor produced for her children and the children of family friends– the Brown sisters in Pennsylvania and the Lightners of Ohio. Items are pictured, described, and priced in buttons. The children could order clothing for their dolls and bears. In 1989, Tudor became a partner with Beth Mathers in Jenny Wren Press, a small publisher in Mooresville, Indiana. They reproduced three such catalogs together.