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Magpie 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.

Magpie Press

Los Angeles, CA


Taylor, Margaret, and Roberta Nixon. Hand-press Printing. Los Angeles, CA: Magpie Press, 1967. 5 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 1/16″. Hand-set in 12-point Narrow Bembo Italic type and printed on an 1844 Albion hand press. Signed by authors. Made for the Second Antiquarian Book Fair that year. Roberta Nixon was a librarian at U.C.L.A. and now (1987) works for Dawson’s. B20th1.