Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Leadenhall 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.

Leadenhall Press

Los Angeles, CA


Vogler, Richard A. An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank’s Comic Alphabet. Los Angeles, CA: Leadenhall Press, 1978. 37pp. 2 5/8″ x 2″. Colophon: Typography by Robert Trogman. Printing by Philip Lewis. Binding by Gailing Bindery. Set in Herman Zapf’s 7 point Medici Script and Palatino Semi Bold. Printed on 24 lb Crane Wove All Rag Paper. 350 copies. Signed Vogler. Pictorial boards in olive green paper sleeve. B20th 1.

Cruikshank, George. A Comic Alphabet. Los Angeles, CA: Leadenhall Press, 1978. 26 pp. 2 5/8″ x 2″. Colophon: Reproduced in this miniature format by the Leadenhall press, Los Angeles, California upon the 100th anniversary of the artist’s death. 1978. Pictorial boards in olive green paper sleeve. A reproduction, in miniature, of the original edition of 1836. The illustrations for the alphabet are printed on a long strip folded accordian-fashion. B20th: Not listed.