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Jonathan David

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.

Jonathan David

New York, NY


Bible. Old Testament. Bible Petite. New York: Jonathan David, 1963. 24 pp., 1 ½” x 1″. Leatherette stiff paper warppers of dark red. 24 pages of short selections from the old testament. B20th 1.

Alef Bet Book. New York: Jonathan David, 1963. 1 ½” x 1″. Leatherette stiff paper wrappers of dark red. Each page has a large Hebrew letter with its name at the bottom. B20th 2.

Siddur Petite. New York: Jonathan David, 1963. 31 pp., 1 ½” x 1″. Prayers in Hebrew and English. Dark red stiff paper. B20th 3.