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Minia Press, Edmund S. Wood

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.

Minia Press, Edmund S. Wood

Jamaica, NY & Paris, France

1943-

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets from the Portuguese. Jamaica, NY: Edmund S. Wood, Minia Press, (circa 1940’s). 184 pp. 2 3/16″ x 1 3/4″. Inscription dated Christmas, 1949. Jamaica, Edmund S. Wood. 94 leaves. Rear hinge slightly cracked, still a fine copy. Decorative gilt-stamped cloth binding. B20th 4. Two additional copies, fine condition, one red, one green, gifts of Carol Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Jamaica, NY: Edmund S. Wood, Minia Press, (circa 1940’s). 192 pp. 2 1/4″ x 1 5/8″. One volume bound in red leather, one in green leather. Marbled end papers, and slip case. Gilt titles on spine, top edge gilted. 50 and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. B20th 3. Additional volume in red leather, gift of Carol Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Khayyam, Omar. Rubaiyat. Jamaica, NY: Edmund S. Wood, Minia Press, 1943. 2″ x 1 5/8″. (126)pp. Gilt cloth boards. Gold slipcase. Illustrated. Gift of Carol Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Wood, Edmund S. The Fables of Aesop. Jamaica, NY: Edmund S. Wood, Minia Press, 1943. (126) pp. 2-1/16″ x 1-5/8″. Illustrations by Charles H. Bennett. Bound in red fabricoid with gilted stamping on both front and back covers and spine. Kept inside a gold slipcase. B20th 2. Another copy, gift of Carol Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.