Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Kaycee 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.

Kaycee Press

Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Levitan, Kalman L. The People of the Little Book. Palm Beach Gardens, FL: Kaycee Press, 1983. 22 pp. 2 5/8″ x 1 7/8″. Colophon: This keepsake was privately printed for the author of The Black Cat Press, Skokie, Illinois. Composed in Linotype Century in combination with Ludlow Garamond Italic. two hundred copies on Teton Tiara, an acid free paper with Telemark cover. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. #86 of 200 copies distributed by the author as a momento of the first Miniature Collectors meeting held at Englewood, Ohio over the Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, 1983, concurrently with the first Miniature Book Publishers Conclave and Miniature Book Fair held at Tipp City, Ohio. Signed by Levitan Black Cat Press, Skokie. In light tan wrapper. B20th 1.

Swarzman, Elizabeth (Zibby). Finders Keepers Losers Weepers? How the Doughnut Got Its Hole. Palm Beach Gardens, FL: Kaycee Press, 1985. 37pp. 3-1/16″ x 2-5/16″. Colophon: Specially printed in a Limited Edition of 25 copies by Clint’s Printing, Inc. on Howard Lively Ivory Linen and typeset on a Compugraphic MCS 8400 Digital in CG Times and custom sewn and hand bound by Craftmasters Book Bindery in Dayton, Ohio. Bound in brown fabricoid with title and author gilt stamped on the front cover, along with the author on its spine. B20th 2.

Levitan, Kalman L. Tongues of Flame. Englewood, OH: Kaycee Press, 1989. 2-1/8″ x 2-5/8″. Colophon: The type style is Souvenir and it was computer composed by Gazebo Press. Printing was by The Ward Schori Press. The paper is Natural Mohawk Vellum. Production was by Ward Schori. Inscribed to Charlotte Smith by author. Bound by Hugo Grummich in blue leather with the title stamped in gold on the spine and front cover. Top edge is gilted. Blue marbled endpapers. 200 copies. B20th 3.