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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.

Log-Anne Press

Santa Ana, CA

1973-

Kagy, John. A Letter of the Gold Rush Days, 1853. (Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1973.) (12) pp. 3″ x 2-3/8″. Colophon: A keepsake. Hand lettered in the ‘Log-Anne-tique’ Style, and printed on a pioneer Golding 4 x 6 planten press at the Log-Anne Press, Santa Ana, California. Bound in dark orange paper with text printed in reddish brown. Title label pasted on front cover. 50 copies. B20th 2/1622.

Logan, Herschel C. and Hubbard, Elbert. Kansas. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, (1975). (16) pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 5/8″. Colophon: A limited edition keepsake from Hershel & Anne Logan of the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Text printed inreddish brown on french-fold paper. Bound in yellow paper with title printed on the front cover. B20th 3/1897.

Logan, Herschel C. Eternal Vigilance, 1776-1976. Log-Anne Press, 1975. Gfit of Robert C. Bradbury. B20th 5/1867..

Logan, Herschel C. The Story of the Colonel. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1975. (17) pp. 3″ x 2 3/8″. Colophon: Printed on french-fold paper with illustrations. Bound in tan paper with title and picture of a man on the front cover printed in blue. The illustration on the cover is a small reproduction of a sterling silver bolo tie, designed, engraved, and worn by the Colonel’s friend Hersh. B20th 6/1887.

Logan, Herschel C. Symbols of Christendom. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1975. 12) pp. 2-3/4″ x 2-1/8″. About the book: A keepsake from the Log-Anne Press. Text printed in red. Bound in light brown paper with a design of the cross and title on front cover and another cross on the back cover all printed in red. B20th 7/1888.

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee, a Bicentennial Keepsake. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1976. (48) pp. 2 13/16″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: A limited edition Keepsake from Hershel & Anne Logan of the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. A bicentennial keepsake. Text printed in brown with illustrations on french-fold paper. Bound in tan cloth with picture of the liberty bell on the front cover and title on spine all printed in brown. B20th 8/2163.

Logan, Herschel C. The Southern Cross of Honor. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1976. 2-3/4″ x 2-1/8″. Colophon: A limited edition keepsake from Herschel & Anne Logan of the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California 1976. Hand designed and printed on a Baby Reliance hand press. Contains a page that folds out with a story by Paul Harvey. Text and illustrations printed in red on purple tinted french-fold paper. Bound in light purple tinted paper with title on the front cover in red. B20th 9/1885.

Cody, Iron Eyes. An Indian Prayer. (Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1976.) (16) pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, and hand lettered. Printed on a Baby Reliance hand press, and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press, hobby press of Hershel & Anne Logan, Santa Ana, California. Bound in gold cloth with an Indian design on the front cover and title on the spine both in a rust color. Text printed in brown. 60 copies. B20th 10/719.

Williams, Glen L. The Phone May Yet Ring. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1976. 12 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 1/4″. Colophon: A limited edition keepsake from Herschel & Anne Logan of the Log-Anne Press. Hand designed and printed on a Baby Reliance hand press. 50 copies. Text printed in blue on light lavender french-fold paper. Bound in blue paper with illustration of an old fashioned phone printed on the front cover. B20th 11/3280.

Brooks, Phillips. One Solitary Life. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1977. (20) pp. 2 13/16″ x 2 1/16″. Colophon: Limited edition. All work, including designing, hand lettering, printing on a Baby Reliance Hand Press from engravings, & Binding has been done at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Text printed in purple on french-fold paper with illustrations. Bound in white leather with title stamped on the front cover in purple. 85 copies. B20th 12/510.

Welch, Myra Brooks. The Touch of the Master’s Hand. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1978. (12) pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: A limited edition keepsake from Herschel & Anne Logan of the Log-Anne Press. Hand designed and printed on a Baby Reliance hand press. Text printed in reddish brown on french-fold paper. Bound in orange-brown paper with a title label on the front cover. 125 copies. B20th 13/3193.

Bible. New Testament. The Littlest Gospel, John 3-16. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1978. 32 pp. 1″ x 15/16″. Colophon: Limited edition, hand designed, printed and bound at the Log-Anne Press. 85 copies. B20th 14/359.

Logan, Herschel C. A to Z. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1978. 32 pp. 3/4″ x 5/8″. Edition of 50 copies designed, printed, and bound at the Log-Anne Press. Bound in tan cloth over boards with a title label affixed to the spine. B20th 15/1861.

Morris, Mrs. C. H. The Stranger of Galilee. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1978. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Limited edition. All work, including designing, hand lettering, printing on a Baby Reliance Hand Press from engravings, & Binding has been done at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Text printed in very dark green on french-fold paper with illustrations. Bound in gray cloth with title printed in green on spine and a design of a cross on the front cover. Kept inside a beige dust jacket with cross on front cover and title on spine also printed in green. 125 copies. B20th 16/2139.

Logan, Herschel C. Romance of the Old West. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1978. 16 pp. 3″ x 2 1/2″. Colophon: Designed, printed, and bound at the Log-Anne Press at the foot of Red Hill in Santa Ana, California. Illustrated by Herschel C. Logan. Bound in brown cloth with title label pasted on the cover. Enclosed inside a white dust jacket with title on front cover and illustrated in red print. B20th 17/1884.

Logan, Herschel C. The Little Book of Guns, a Chronology. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1978. 36 pp. 2 3/16″ x 3 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, printed and bound at the LOG-ANNE PRESS at the foot of Red Hill in Santa Ana, Calif. Thanks to the Stackpole Company for their kind permission to use the Logan illustrations in this book. Written and illustrated by Herschel Logan. Edition of 50 copies. Bound in gold cloth with illustration and title on cover. B20th 18/1876.

Conwell, Russell H. Acres of Diamonds. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1979. 20 pp. 2-3/4″ x 2-1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Edition of 100 copies. Text printed in reddish brown. Bound in light brown cloth with title and design of a diamond printed on the front cover. Enclosed inside a white (yellowed) dust jacket with title and design of a diamond on the front cover. B20th 19/755.

Logan, Herschel C. Ka-tuk-tu (Red Hill). Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1979. 28 pp. 2 3/8″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed, and bound at the Log-Anne Press, which is at the foot of Red Hill, in Santa Ana, California. Text printed in red on french-fold paper with illustrations. Bound in red cloth with title stamped on front cover in black and a white title label pasted on the spine. Enclosed inside a white dust jacket with title on front and spine in red. 100 copies. B20th 20/1873.

Logan, Herschel C. Pirates. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1979. 32 pp. 2 13/16″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, printed and bound at the Sign of the Log-Anne Press, which is at the foot of Red Hill in Santa Ana, California. Bound in black cloth with a white title label with title in red pasted on front cover and spine. Text printed in reddish brown. Red endpapers. Enclosed inside a white dust jacket with title and picture of a pirate printed in red on the front cover and title on spine. B20th 21/1882.

Graham, Irvin. I Believe, a Sacred Hymn. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1980. 24 pp. 24 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Limited edition. All work, including designing, hand lettering, printing on a Baby Reliance hand press from engravings, & binding has been done at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Text and illustrations printed in purple on french-fold paper. Bound in black cloth with title in pink on a title label on front cover. Enclosed inside light purple tinted dust jacket with title in pink on the front. 70 copies. B20th 22/1226.

Cash, Johnny. Ragged Old Flag. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1980. 20 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Johnny Cash’s stirring salute to the flag with additional comentary by Herschel Logan. Bound in blue cloth with flag label on the front cover and title label on the spine. Text printed in blue. 70 copies. B20th 23/656.

Logan, Herschel C. To a Step-mother. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1980. 18 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed, and bound at the Log-Anne Press…which is at the foot of Red Hill in Santa Ana, California. Illustrated by the author. Text printed in reddish brown on french-fold papers. Bound in a floral patterned cloth over boards with title label pasted on the front cover. B20th 24/1894.

Logan, Herschel C. The White Buffalo. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1980. 16 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Signed by Herschel C. Logan. Text printed in reddish brown on french-fold paper. Bound in brown cloth with paper label of a white buffalo on the front cover. 70 copies. B20th 25/1896.

Logan, Herschel C. Log-Anne Press. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1980. 28 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed, and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Printed on frenchfold paper. Text describes history of the Log-Anne Press with a check list of publications. Bound in black cloth with a paper title labels affixed to the spine and front cover. Enclosed inside a white dust jacket with a sketch of the Log-Anne Studio prined in green which spreads across both the front and back covers. 100 copies. B20th 26/1878.

Logan, Herschel C. Digits. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1980. 16 pp. 7/8″ x 5/8″.

Edition of 24 copies. B20th 27/1863.

Logan, Herschel C. Hersh is an Octogenarian. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1981. 18 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed, and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Signed by Herschel C. Logan. Text and illustrations printed in reddish brown on french-fold paper. Bound in tan cloth with title on the front cover. Kept inside a white envelope. B20th 29/1871.

Lincoln, Abraham. Lincoln Said. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1982. 16 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed, and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Signed by Herschel C. Logan. Portraits by Herschel Logan. Bound in blue-green cloth over boards with title in black on the front cover. B20th 30/1847.

Logan, Herschel C. The Legend of a Charm. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1981. 16 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Signed by Hershel c. Logan. Illustrated story of a charm in the image of Christ. Text printed in purple. Bound in yellow cloth with title on the front cover. 100 copies. B20th 31/1875.

Palmer, H.R. The Wayside Cross. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1982. 16 pp. 2-11/16″ x 2-1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed, and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Edition of about 100 copies, signed by Herschel C. Logan. Calligraphy and illustrations by Herschel C. Logan. This sacred hymn first appeared in 1884. Bound inside a tan colored stiff paper wrap with title and a cross printed on front cover in a reddish brown color. B20th 32/2291.

Logan, Herschel C. The Thunderbird. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1982. 16 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Printed in reddish brown ink on french-fold paper with illustrations. Bound in light blue-green cloth with title printed on the front cover. B20th 33/1893.

Logan, Herschel C.  Texas Jack of the Old West and Mlle. Morlachhi of the Stage. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1983. 20 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Signed by Herschel C. Logan. Mlle. Morlacchi introduced the “Can-Can” to the American stage. Text and illustrations printed in reddish brown on french-fold paper. Bound in brown cloth with title label on front cover with title in red. Enclosed inside a white dust jacket with title in reddish brown. 50 copies. B20th 34/1890.

Logan, Anne S. Dolls I Have Made. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1983. 28 pp. 2-13/16″ x 2-3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Text printed in red on french-fold paper. Bound in red floral cloth over boards with title label pasted on the front cover. B20th 35/1860.

Logan, Herschel C. Lost and Found, a Teddy Bear. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1983. 16 pp. 2-13/16″ x 2-3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Signed by Herschel C. Logan. A poignant tale with marvelous Teddy Bear pictures. Text printed in reddish brown on yellow french-fold paper. Bound in brown cloth with a label with a teddy bear face printed in red on the front cover. Enclosed inside a yellow dust jacket with title on the front cover. B20th 36/1879.

Logan, Herschel C. “30” (A Mini History). Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1983. 18 pp. 2 1/2″ x 2 3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. A study of the original of “30” meaning the end, often used in the obituary of telegraphers, printers, and newspapermen. Bound in black fabricoid with title label with title in red on the front cover. Kept inside a white dust jacket with title on front in black. B20th 37/1891.

Logan, Herschel C. Footprints in the Sand. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1983. 12 pp. 2-3/4″ x 2-1/8″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Author unknown. Printed on yellow french-fold paper in a reddish brown color along with illustrations. Bound in brown cloth with title on the front cover. Contained inside a dust jacket with title on front cover. B20th 38/1869.

Logan, Herschel C. Dime Novels. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1984. 2-3/4″ x 2-3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Bound in grey fabricoid with title printed in black on the front cover. Enclosed inside a beige dust jacket with the title in black on the front. Text printed on yellow paper. B20th 39/1864.

Logan, Herschel C. Spanish Footprints in Kansas. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1984. 24pp. 2-3/4″ x 2-3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Text and illustrations printed in reddish brown. Bound in gray cloth with title printed on the front cover. Enclosed inside a dust jacket with title on the front. B20th 40/1886.

Logan, Herschel C. Mountains are for Climbing. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1984. 2-3/4″ x 2-3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed, and bound at the Log-Ane Press, which is at the foot of Red Hill, in Santa Ana, California. Printed on french-fold paper with illustrations. Bound in light blue-green cloth withh title on the front cover. Enclosed inside a dust jacket with title on front. B20th 41/1880.

Logan, Herschel C. Faith. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1984. 2-3/4″ x 2-3/16″. Colophon: Designed, illustrated, printed and hand bound at the Log-Anne Press in Santa Ana, California. Bound in yellow cloth with title on the front cover. Enclosed in a light yellow dust jacket with title printed on the front cover. B20th 42/1868.

Logan, Herschel C. The Old Man of Pyramid Lake. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1973. 8 pp. 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Colophon: Limited edition. Hand lettered in the “Log-Anne-tique” style and printed on a Baby Reliance Hand Press. 70 copies. Contains a signed woodcut by Logan. Illustrations and text printed in brown. Bound in dark orange-brown paper with title label pasted on the front cover. B20th: Not listed.

Eberhart, John J. The Pioneer. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1974. 2 pp. 3 5/16″ x 4 1/4″. A keepsake. Hand designed and printed on a pioneer ‘Baby Reliance Press’. #3 in an edition of 60 copies. B20th: Not listed.

Wheeler, W.A. I Saw a Ship A-Sailing. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1974. 8 pp. 3 ¼” x 4 1/8″. Colophon: Printed on a Baby Reliance Hand Press by Paula’s grandfather, Herschel C. Logan, at the LogAnne press in Santa Ana, Calif. Illustrated by Paula Sondegard, Logan’s granddaughter. #4. Light blue wrappers with a sailboat on cover. B20th: Not listed.

Logan, Herschel C. Frank Myrle Cushing, Printer. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1977. 4-1/4″ x 3-1/8″. Colophon: Limited edition for Frank’s friends. Written, illustrated. hand lettered, and printed on a Baby Reliance Hand Press, which is at 12432 Ranchview Dr. in Santa Ana, California. Text and illustrations printed in reddish brown. Bound in orange-brown paper with title label on the front cover. B20th: Not listed.

Logan, Herschel C. Little Portraits of Famous Americans. Santa Ana, CA: Log-Anne Press, 1973. Colophon: Steel die processing by Anthony F. ‘Tony’ Kroll, Pasadena, CA. Binding by Bela Blau, Los Angeles, CA. Book’s distribution by Dawson’s Book Shop, Los Angeles, CA. Edition limited to 250 copies, of which this is number 188. B20th 48 under Dawson’s Book Shop.