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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.

JEN Press

Edgewater, FL

1985?

Note: Works listed here for this press are not listed in B20th except as indicated.

A Miniature Wish. A Jen Press Original, 1985. B20th: Not listed.

Newman, J. Ed. The Wreck of the Southern, Ol’ 97. Edgewater, FL: JEN Press, 1986. 33 pp. 2 1/2″ x 1 13/16″. Colophon: This book is hand-set in 6 point Kabel types, a sans serif typeface designed by Rudolph Koch for Dr. Karl Kingsport’s typefoundry of Offenbach. It was printed on a Pearl treadle press of ancient vintage in an edition of 100 copies. This is copy number: Pre-pub. copy. J.E.N. Inscribed “For Charlotte who knows her books. J. Ed”. Bound in red cloth with gold title and white dust jacket. B20th 1/2242.

Newman, J. Ed. Jed’s Micro Jernl, No. 1, September 1986; No. 2, October 1986; May, 1987; No. 5, December 1988. Edgewater, Florida. B20th 2.

Newman, J. Ed . Jed’s Micro Jernl Nos. 1-5. Edgewater, FL: JEN Press, 1988. 56 pp. 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″. Letterpress, gilt cloth boards, printed dj. B20th 2/2238.

Newman, J. Ed. Jed’s Jernl-Ette No. 1, January 1986; No. 2, February 1986; No. 3, March 1986; No. 4, Arpil 1986; No. 5 May 1986; No. 6, June 1986; No. 7, July 1986; No. 8, August 1986; No. 9, September 1986; No. 10, October 1986; No.11, November 1986; No. 12, December 1986.

Newman, J. Ed. Jed’s Jernl-Ette. Numbers 1-12. Edgewater, FL: The Jen Press, 1986. 2-9/16″ x 2″. Colophon: Inscribed to Charlotte by the author on 2/1/87. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the front cover and spine. Contains pink marbled endpapers. Enclosed inside a white paper dust jacket with the title printed in red on the spine and colorfully decorated on the front cover. This is the second copy of this edition.

J. Ed’s Sketch Book. No. 1, June 1987; No. 2, July 1987; No. 3, August 1987;No. 4, October 1987; No. 5, December 1987; No. 7; February 1988; April 1988; No. 8, June 1988; No. 9, July , No. 10, October 1988. Edgewater.

Haunted House. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. G-g-ghost. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Collins, Veda B. The Miracle. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. ESP. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Kritheymoncrees. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

The Man in the Caboose. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. Entomology: The Cockroach. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. Entomology: THe Bumblebee. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Wall, Ed. Have You Squeezed Your Writer Today? Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Don’t Do It!. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Jed, Hillbilly. Doc’s Rickey. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Rodriquez, Lisa. Passion Flower. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Orbach, Robert L. Flea Circus. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. Forget Her? Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

More Advice. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Printed Things. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Margo, Egdon. Advertisement. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Albert, Ray Allen. Just Friendsd . Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Levitan, Kalman L. A Life-long Affair. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. VCR. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Botterill, Guy R. Type Collector. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

‘Unknown,’ Known. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

The Engineer. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Do a Mini-Jernl: The Leadstacker. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Love this Florida. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986

Tabu. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986

Smith, Charlotte M. Miniature Books. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986

Going Ape. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986

Doctor, Wilbur L. A New Concept. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986

O, Rare Convention!. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986

A Matter of Love. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986

Ervafaythe, Percy. Lilliputian. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. Turtle Mound. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Young, Nils R. Bull. Oh, Rare Computer! Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Sherlockian? Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986 [unable to locate, 8/20/2010]

Charles L. Bush. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Bushey, W.L. Mini-motto. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. The Oyster. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Jed, Hill Billy. Aouth Tawk’s Safe. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Ervafaythe, Percy. A Sad Story. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Haiku: Basho. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Haiku: Rikei. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1986.

Cute Lil’ Beggar. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

‘Our’ Lighthouse. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

The Love of Printes Things. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Une Aaj Veloute. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Dill Cauliflower. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Stuffed Celery. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

J. Ed’s Salad Dressing. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

The World’s Best Hot Dawg. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Dry Aged Beef. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

The Dessert Ambrosia. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Mini-honor Roll. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Prof. Lentz. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Marby’s Mill. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Radio Man. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Keeper of Secrets. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Spanish Treasure. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Squarface. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

News F’m Hoame. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Ashes. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

‘Triggered’ Memory. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Newman, J. Ed and June. The Count of Monte Cristo. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987. Two copies, one in wrapper produced as a sourvenir of the 1987 51st AAPA Convention in Spokane, Washington.

A Printer’s Dawg. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Newman, June. Almost Human. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Jed, Hillbilly. The Way Hit Wuz. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Hamon, J. Hill. The April Fossil. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Nash, Ogden. Auf Wiedersehen. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Newman, John H. Tug of War: Steam vs Diesel. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

The Count’s Philosophy. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Ashes. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1987.

Testimony Under Oath by Abigyil, the Cat.

The Eagle. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

Arlington Hts. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

AAPA Auction. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

Laureate? Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

Sunday. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

APA Calendar. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

Chain Letters. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

Winter Vegies. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

Mars. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

Lino of Mars. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

The Polar Caps. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

The Spots. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

The Canals. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

Billets Flatteur. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

The Pianoforte. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1988.

A Specimen of Selected Types Utilized for Miniature Books, Papers, and C. at the JEN Press. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press.

Newman, J. Ed. The Fiddle, a Fantasy. Edgewater, FL: JEN Press, 1993. 12 pp. 2 5/8″ x 1 7/8″. Colophon: This book was hand-set in 6 point ATF Garamond types. It was printed on an ancient Pearl treadle press in an edition of 75 copies, of which this is #37. Inscribed to Charlotte Smith by Newman. Bound in red fabricoid with the title and author gold-stamped on the front cover. Enclosed inside a light green paper dust jacket with the title and a design printed on the front. B20th 3/2233.

Newman, J. Ed. The Giant Rat of Sumatra. Edgewater, FL: JEN Press, 1995. 16 pp. 2 1/2″ x 1 13/16″. Colophon: An original Sherlock Holmes pastiche, hand-set one letter at a time in 6 point foundry types and printed on an ancient treadle press by the author. It was bound by Don Brady and published in an edition of 75 signed & numbered copies. This is no. 12. Inscription: “For Charlotte with all my best, J. Ed.” Bound in black cloth with gold stamping on cover and spine. Paper cover. B20th 5.

Letter to Charlotte Smith from Frank Anderson. August 17, 1995.

A postcard to Charlotte Smith from J. Ed Newman. July 28, 1995.

Letter to Charlotte. August 4, 1995.

J. Ed’s Almanack. Number 80, March 1995.

The Missing Types. Edgewater, Florida: The Jen Press, 1995

Newman, J. Ed. Roaring Run, a Tale of Love and Fantasy. Edgewater, FL: JEN Press, 1996. 57 pp. 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″. Colophon: Except for Part Two, this story is true. The fantasy is based on an actual experience of the author who hand-set, printed and bound the book. The text is 10 point ATF Garamond, printed on Colonial Antique White Laid book paper, in an edition of 50 numbered copies, of which this is number 20, signed by J. Ed Newman. Green end papers with the front end paper inscribed to Charlotte Smith by the author. Quarter bound in white board with the title in green and Charlotte Smith stamped in gold. Brown cloth spine with title gold-stamped. Enclosed inside a white paper book jacket. B20th 6/2239.